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Tâm Văn Trần

Primordial Sounds of the Avatar

June 1July 6, 2024

Gallery II

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Press Release

Installation photo credit: Jeff McLane

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 4 – 6 pm

Vielmetter Los Angeles is pleased to announce Primordial Sounds of the Avatar, Tâm Văn Trần’s solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring artworks that explore a unique alignment of cosmological revelations through paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and works on paper.

Trần creates intricately colored and textured works that fuse primordial-futuristic mythologies with botanical and oceanic content. These complex references orbit through his practice and are reinforced by his material explorations and cartoon and science fiction overtones. For this exhibition, Trần presents paintings on canvas that function as stitched zines with paper pages; and sculptures including masks, large ceramic vessels and smaller vases with upside-down handles on glazed ready-made bricks.

With this new work, Trần continues his exploration of painting and its sculptural possibilities by evoking painting’s history of using thick swathes of oil to evoke energy and emotive possibilities. With drips, pours, and scumbling effects, he uses ceramic glazes of scroll-like imagery on vases, sculptures, and on his paintings on canvas. Trần employs both painting’s improvisational techniques to manipulate the thickness of glazes and ceramic’s vitrification process to achieve drips and wet-on-wet effects.

Sited in an expansive and lush indoor-outdoor studio, Trần’s large collection of cactuses and California native plants provides inspiration in colors, forms, and materials. The white powdery coating on such native succulents as the Dudleya Brittonii resonates with the pastel tones of the pre-fire dry glazes. Trần also uses the ephemeral processes of weathering, fading, fermentation, and oxidization to allow nature’s processes to contribute to the completion of his works, particularly on the clay paintings and drawings on canvas. He carefully considers the cycles of the ceramic process—from the wet terra-cotta clay, to the dry glazed vessels before being fired, and the final vitrification through high heat.

In the painting diptychs, Trần uses raw red clay on both paper and canvas to generate evocative, iron oxide “cave” drawings that traverse past, present, and future. Using rolled thin slabs of clay, he cuts images of sea creatures directly on the paintings. The resulting incision creates outline shadows which, when fired, are shattered, then reattached to the canvases with silver acrylic paint. These clay figures reference the practice of deity generation in Indian Tantric practices and they evoke regenerative possibilities of immigrants transforming into avatars with limitless powers. By incorporating zippers into the large stitched-zine paintings, Trần’s terra-cotta abstractions, with egg-shaped ocean-ready coracles, or vessels, link past technological inventions with those of the future.

Three large ceramic Divination Jars, each embellished with two individual I Ching hexagrams, represent the I Ching’s “answers” to Trần’s “question” for each vase. Hand-built from slabs of clay, the glazed colored free-standing mask and elegant smaller vases suggest small family groupings afloat on glazed bricks, “vehicles for travel,” as the artist calls them. The mask forms contain protective masculine energy, while the vases with long sinuous limbs exude protective feminine energy, evoking both traveling stages and slow-moving ships.

Reveries about vulnerability and isolation meander through Trần’s abstracted imagery—a four-fingered hand caught in the sharply pointed teeth of long-snouted marine creatures, a group of minute vessels huddle together on a boat like-glazed brick sculpture while guarded over by a protective alien entity, and apparitions of protective spirits transform into glowing glazed-encrusted two-handled vases. The speckled profusion of colors mirrors the reflections of light bouncing off turbulent waves of the moving ocean. The enigmatic scenes evoke a state of selfless vulnerability in the face of one’s desire to concretely understand a sublime experience, such as the unfathomable depth and vastness of the sea. Trần’s own oceanic emigration voyage from Vietnam as a young child, alone with his siblings, and later, his encounters with deep sea swimming in Santa Monica during the Covid pandemic, connect fundamentally to vulnerabilities of our precarious human bodies. Ultimately, Trần contemplates multiple dualities of existence and the regenerative powers of avatar reveries—the simultaneous pulse of past and present, fear and desire, order and chaos—rippling and floating through his ceramic universe.

About the artist

Tâm Văn Trần was born in Kon Tum, Vietnam, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York and studied Animation at the Graduate School of Film and Animation at the University of California Los Angeles. He received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painting and the Pollock Krasner Fellowship in 2001.

His work has been featured in solo museum exhibitions at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, TX, and the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN.  His work has been included in group exhibitions including Carbon, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Lansing, MI; east EX east, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; the 2004 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Paul Clay, Salon 94, New York; Museum of Fine Art Houston, Houston, TX; the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MA; the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; International Paper, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and in the Drawing Biennial at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the ICA Boston, Boston, MA; the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; among others.

Tam Van Tran
“Songlines I,” 2024
Staples, clay, zipper, acrylic, pencil on paper and canvas on wood panel
74" x 55 ³⁄₄" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (187.96 x 141.61 x 6.35 cm)
Inventory #TRA395
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Songlines I." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 74" x 55 ³⁄₄" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (187.96 x 141.61 x 6.35 cm). Its medium is Staples, clay, zipper, acrylic, pencil on paper and canvas on wood panel.
Tam Van Tran
“Nocturne Crossing VI,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
15" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA411
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Nocturne Crossing VI." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Contemplating Octopus,” 2024
Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
16" x 5" x 3" [HxWxD] (40.64 x 12.7 x 7.62 cm)
Inventory #TRA390
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Contemplating Octopus." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 16" x 5" x 3" [HxWxD] (40.64 x 12.7 x 7.62 cm). Its medium is Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“The Teenage Years of Sea Creatures,” 2022-2024
Glazed stoneware
16" x 11" x 9" [HxWxD] (40.64 x 27.94 x 22.86 cm)
Inventory #TRA379
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "The Teenage Years of Sea Creatures." This artwork was created in 2022-2024 and measures 16" x 11" x 9" [HxWxD] (40.64 x 27.94 x 22.86 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“The Face of the Guru is None Other Than Yourself I,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
16" x 8 ¹⁄₂" x 4" [HxWxD] (40.64 x 21.59 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA410
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "The Face of the Guru is None Other Than Yourself I." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 16" x 8 ¹⁄₂" x 4" [HxWxD] (40.64 x 21.59 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“The Journey,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
15" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA384
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "The Journey." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Songlines II,” 2024
Staples, clay, zipper, acrylic, pencil on paper and canvas on wood panel
75" x 55 ³⁄₄" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (190.5 x 141.61 x 6.35 cm)
Inventory #TRA394
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Songlines II." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 75" x 55 ³⁄₄" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (190.5 x 141.61 x 6.35 cm). Its medium is Staples, clay, zipper, acrylic, pencil on paper and canvas on wood panel.
Tam Van Tran
“The Arrival,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
14" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (35.56 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA385
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "The Arrival." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 14" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (35.56 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“The Landing,” 2024
Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
16 ¹⁄₂" x 4 ³⁄₄" x 3 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (41.91 x 12.07 x 8.89 cm)
Inventory #TRA389
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "The Landing." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 16 ¹⁄₂" x 4 ³⁄₄" x 3 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (41.91 x 12.07 x 8.89 cm). Its medium is Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Border Crossers, Enter the Mandala Here II,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture
18" x 13" x 11" [HxWxD] (45.72 x 33.02 x 27.94 cm)
Inventory #TRA400
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Border Crossers, Enter the Mandala Here II." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 18" x 13" x 11" [HxWxD] (45.72 x 33.02 x 27.94 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture.
Tam Van Tran
“When I Sail the Sea, the Guru Guides Me,” 2024
Glazed stoneware
19" x 6 ¹⁄₂" x 6" [HxWxD] (48.26 x 16.51 x 15.24 cm)
Inventory #TRA372
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "When I Sail the Sea, the Guru Guides Me." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 19" x 6 ¹⁄₂" x 6" [HxWxD] (48.26 x 16.51 x 15.24 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“Queen of Spring II,” 2024
Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
18" x 4 ¹⁄₂" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (45.72 x 11.43 x 6.35 cm)
Inventory #TRA387
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Queen of Spring II." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 18" x 4 ¹⁄₂" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (45.72 x 11.43 x 6.35 cm). Its medium is Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Songlines III,” 2024
Staples, clay, zipper, acrylic, pencil on paper and canvas on wood panel
75" x 53 ¹⁄₂" x 2" [HxWxD] (190.5 x 135.89 x 5.08 cm);
Inventory #TRA393
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Songlines III." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 75" x 53 ¹⁄₂" x 2" [HxWxD] (190.5 x 135.89 x 5.08 cm); . Its medium is Staples, clay, zipper, acrylic, pencil on paper and canvas on wood panel.
Tam Van Tran
“The Departure,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
14" x 8" x 3 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (35.56 x 20.32 x 8.89 cm)
Inventory #TRA382
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "The Departure." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 14" x 8" x 3 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (35.56 x 20.32 x 8.89 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Standing On Water,” 2024
Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
17 ¹⁄₂" x 5" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (44.45 x 12.7 x 6.35 cm)
Inventory #TRA388
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Standing On Water." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 17 ¹⁄₂" x 5" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (44.45 x 12.7 x 6.35 cm). Its medium is Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Divined by Fire,” 2024
Glazed stoneware
14" x 12" x 12" [HxWxD] (35.56 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm)
Inventory #TRA380
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Divined by Fire." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 14" x 12" x 12" [HxWxD] (35.56 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“Father and Mother Ship,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
12" x 8" x 3" [HxWxD] (30.48 x 20.32 x 7.62 cm)
Inventory #TRA381
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Father and Mother Ship." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 12" x 8" x 3" [HxWxD] (30.48 x 20.32 x 7.62 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Nocturne Crossing VIII,” 2024
Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
16 ¹⁄₄" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (41.28 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA403
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Nocturne Crossing VIII." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 16 ¹⁄₄" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (41.28 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Songlines IIII,” 2024
Staples, clay, zipper, acrylic, pencil on paper and canvas on wood panel
74 ¹⁄₂" x 53 ¹⁄₂" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (189.23 x 135.89 x 6.35 cm);
Inventory #TRA392
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Songlines IIII." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 74 ¹⁄₂" x 53 ¹⁄₂" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (189.23 x 135.89 x 6.35 cm); . Its medium is Staples, clay, zipper, acrylic, pencil on paper and canvas on wood panel.
Tam Van Tran
“The Betrayal,” 2022-2024
Glazed stoneware
13" x 10" x 1 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (33.02 x 25.4 x 3.81 cm)
Inventory #TRA378
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "The Betrayal." This artwork was created in 2022-2024 and measures 13" x 10" x 1 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (33.02 x 25.4 x 3.81 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“Your Love is the Sun, Your Rays are My Thoughts II,” 2024
Glazed stoneware
13" x 13" x 2" [HxWxD] (33.02 x 33.02 x 5.08 cm)
Inventory #TRA375
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Your Love is the Sun, Your Rays are My Thoughts II." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 13" x 13" x 2" [HxWxD] (33.02 x 33.02 x 5.08 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“Water Reveries,” 2023-2024
Glazed stoneware
22" x 15" x 4" [HxWxD] (55.88 x 38.1 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA376
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Water Reveries." This artwork was created in 2023-2024 and measures 22" x 15" x 4" [HxWxD] (55.88 x 38.1 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“Family Dynamic,” 2024
Glazed stoneware
13" x 14" x 2" [HxWxD] (33.02 x 35.56 x 5.08 cm)
Inventory #TRA377
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Family Dynamic." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 13" x 14" x 2" [HxWxD] (33.02 x 35.56 x 5.08 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“Your Love is the Sun, Your Rays are My Thoughts I,” 2024
Glazed stoneware
15" x 14" x 2" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 35.56 x 5.08 cm)
Inventory #TRA374
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Your Love is the Sun, Your Rays are My Thoughts I." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15" x 14" x 2" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 35.56 x 5.08 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“Nocturne Crossing III,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
14 ¹⁄₂" x 8" x 4 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (36.83 x 20.32 x 11.43 cm)
Inventory #TRA407
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Nocturne Crossing III." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 14 ¹⁄₂" x 8" x 4 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (36.83 x 20.32 x 11.43 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“The Face of the Guru is None Other Than Yourself II,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
15 ¹⁄₂" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (39.37 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA402
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "The Face of the Guru is None Other Than Yourself II." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15 ¹⁄₂" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (39.37 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Nocturne Crossing II,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
15" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA406
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Nocturne Crossing II." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Nocturne Crossing I,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
15" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA405
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Nocturne Crossing I." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Nocturne Crossing IIII,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
14 ³⁄₄" x 8" x 4 ¹⁄₄" [HxWxD] (37.47 x 20.32 x 10.8 cm)
Inventory #TRA408
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Nocturne Crossing IIII." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 14 ³⁄₄" x 8" x 4 ¹⁄₄" [HxWxD] (37.47 x 20.32 x 10.8 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Nocturne Crossing VII,” 2024
Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
15 ¹⁄₄" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (38.74 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA404
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Nocturne Crossing VII." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15 ¹⁄₄" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (38.74 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Queen of Spring I,” 2024
Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
17" x 5" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (43.18 x 12.7 x 6.35 cm)
Inventory #TRA386
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Queen of Spring I." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 17" x 5" x 2 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (43.18 x 12.7 x 6.35 cm). Its medium is Stoneware sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“The Departed,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
15" x 8" x 3 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 20.32 x 8.89 cm)
Inventory #TRA383
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "The Departed." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15" x 8" x 3 ¹⁄₂" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 20.32 x 8.89 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Border Crossers, Enter the Mandala Here I,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture
15" x 10" x 10" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Inventory #TRA401
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Border Crossers, Enter the Mandala Here I." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15" x 10" x 10" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture.
Tam Van Tran
“Oceanic Embrace,” 2024
Glazed stoneware
15" x 5" x 5" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)
Inventory #TRA373
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Oceanic Embrace." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15" x 5" x 5" [HxWxD] (38.1 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“Nocturne Crossing V,” 2024
Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick
15 ¹⁄₂" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (39.37 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm)
Inventory #TRA409
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Nocturne Crossing V." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 15 ¹⁄₂" x 8" x 4" [HxWxD] (39.37 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm). Its medium is Ceramic sculpture on glazed terra cotta brick.
Tam Van Tran
“Fortitude of The Border Crosser,” 2024
Terracotta, stoneware, clay, pigment on paper on panel with cotton
18" x 12 ¹⁄₂" x ³⁄₄" [HxWxD] (45.72 x 31.75 x 1.91 cm)
Inventory #TRA398
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Fortitude of The Border Crosser." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 18" x 12 ¹⁄₂" x ³⁄₄" [HxWxD] (45.72 x 31.75 x 1.91 cm). Its medium is Terracotta, stoneware, clay, pigment on paper on panel with cotton.
Tam Van Tran
“Queen of Spring,” 2023-2024
Terracotta, stoneware, clay, pigment on paper on panel with cotton
18" x 12 ¹⁄₂" x ³⁄₄" [HxWxD] (45.72 x 31.75 x 1.91 cm)
Inventory #TRA397
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Queen of Spring." This artwork was created in 2023-2024 and measures 18" x 12 ¹⁄₂" x ³⁄₄" [HxWxD] (45.72 x 31.75 x 1.91 cm). Its medium is Terracotta, stoneware, clay, pigment on paper on panel with cotton.
Tam Van Tran
“Love To All My Children,” 2024
Terracotta, stoneware, clay, pigment on paper on panel with cotton
18" x 12 ¹⁄₂" x ³⁄₄" [HxWxD] (45.72 x 31.75 x 1.91 cm)
Inventory #TRA399
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Love To All My Children." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 18" x 12 ¹⁄₂" x ³⁄₄" [HxWxD] (45.72 x 31.75 x 1.91 cm). Its medium is Terracotta, stoneware, clay, pigment on paper on panel with cotton.
Tam Van Tran
“Avatar Saga,” 2024
Staples, clay, zipper, acrylic, pencil on paper and canvas on wood panel
24" x 18" x 1 ³⁄₄" [HxWxD] (60.96 x 45.72 x 4.45 cm)
Inventory #TRA396
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Avatar Saga." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 24" x 18" x 1 ³⁄₄" [HxWxD] (60.96 x 45.72 x 4.45 cm). Its medium is Staples, clay, zipper, acrylic, pencil on paper and canvas on wood panel.
Tam Van Tran
“Primordial Sounds of the Avatars,” 2024
Glazed stoneware
27" x 27" x 25" [HxWxD] (68.58 x 68.58 x 63.5 cm)
Inventory #TRA370
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Primordial Sounds of the Avatars." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 27" x 27" x 25" [HxWxD] (68.58 x 68.58 x 63.5 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“Wind Horse,” 2022
Glazed stoneware
23" x 19" x 21" [HxWxD] (58.42 x 48.26 x 53.34 cm)
Inventory #TRA359
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "Wind Horse." This artwork was created in 2022 and measures 23" x 19" x 21" [HxWxD] (58.42 x 48.26 x 53.34 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.
Tam Van Tran
“If Not For Your Love,” 2024
Glazed stoneware
28" x 28" x 25" [HxWxD] (71.12 x 71.12 x 63.5 cm)
Inventory #TRA371
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
This image depicts an artwork by Tam Van Tran titled "If Not For Your Love." This artwork was created in 2024 and measures 28" x 28" x 25" [HxWxD] (71.12 x 71.12 x 63.5 cm). Its medium is Glazed stoneware.

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