Tiger fire artwork aims to raise awareness

  • May 23, 2014

 

Since he was a child Vietnamese Trung Nghĩa Nguyen has marvelled at people who live in harmony with nature and animals.  But, as he grew and witnessed the increasing destruction, disaster and death of many species caused by those who brazenly transform the wonders of fire into a means of annihilation he decided to use fire as a means to rebuild what is being lost.

Trung uses smoke, fire and explosive (originally a force of destruction and blasting) to create amazing pieces of art that raise awareness of the destruction of the natural environment and its wild animals.

The tiger, which faces so many threats, represents the perfect subject for Trung. His entry into TigerTime’s parent DSWF’s art competition, Wildlife Artist of Year, is named “The Indochine Tiger” and is created from explosives, colour smoke and pyrography.

The Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition runs from 3-7 June 2014 at the Mall Galleries in London with 50% of the sale price of all pieces going towards wildlife conservation including TigerTime projects in Russia, India and Thailand.

View a teaser catalogue of all the art at the exhibition here