Both born in 1971, Nguyễn Minh Thàn and Nguyễn Quang Huy belong to what was called the “triad of Hanoi” together with Nguyen Van Cuong, in one of the first avant-garde movements, in the 1990s.
Nguyễn Minh Thàn proposes an oeuvre softer in appearance, more peaceful, with a floating and poetical sensation. It is strongly tied to Buddhism, where the human or physical representations may vary, yet where the soul is unique.
Nguyễn Quang Huy has a close relationship with women and he has paid various tributes to his mother and mother figure. His birth in a pagoda may explain his preoccupation with the concept of life and life cycles.