Sokquon Tran - Works on Paper

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Sale 8801A - Lot 5001 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5001,   [clock31537047]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5002 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Young Trees 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5002,   [clock31537952]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Young Trees 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5003 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5003,   [clock31537955]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5004 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5004,   [clock31537957]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5005 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5005,   [clock31537958]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5006 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5006,   [clock31537959]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5007 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5007,   [clock31537960]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5008 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5008,   [clock31537962]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5009 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5009,   [clock31537964]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5010 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5010,   [clock31537966]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5011 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5011,   [clock31537968]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5012 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5012,   [clock31537969]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5013 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5013,   [clock31537973]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5014 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5014,   [clock31537981]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5015 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5015,   [clock31537982]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5016 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5016,   [clock31537984]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5017 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5017,   [clock31537989]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5018 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5018,   [clock31537991]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5019 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5019,   [clock31537992]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5020 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5020,   [clock31537993]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5021 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5021,   [clock31537995]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5022 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5022,   [clock31537997]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5023 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5023,   [clock31537998]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5024 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - South Coast 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5024,   [clock31538000]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - South Coast 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5025 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5025,   [clock31538001]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5026 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Light Rain 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5026,   [clock31538003]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Light Rain 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5027 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5027,   [clock31538004]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5028 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5028,   [clock31538006]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5029 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5029,   [clock31538007]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5030 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5030,   [clock31538008]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5031 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5031,   [clock31538009]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5032 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5032,   [clock31538029]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5033 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5033,   [clock31538032]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5034 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5034,   [clock31538040]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5035 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5035,   [clock31538041]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5036 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Light Rain 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5036,   [clock31538042]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Light Rain 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5037 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Light Rain 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5037,   [clock31538043]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Light Rain 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5038 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5038,   [clock31538045]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5039 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5039,   [clock31538046]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5040 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5040,   [clock31538049]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Nostalgia 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5041 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5041,   [clock31538056]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5042 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5042,   [clock31538057]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5043 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5043,   [clock31538060]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Robertson 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5044 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - South Coast 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5044,   [clock31538061]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - South Coast 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5045 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Evening 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5045,   [clock31538065]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Evening 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5046 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Young Trees 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5046,   [clock31538067]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Young Trees 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5047 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Moon 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5047,   [clock31538069]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Moon 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5048 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - By The River 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5048,   [clock31538070]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - By The River 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5049 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Storm 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5049,   [clock31538073]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Storm 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sale 8801A - Lot 5050 - Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Crimson Clouds 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Lot 5050,   [clock31538077]

Sokquon Tran (1969 - ) - Crimson Clouds 21 x 21cm (frame size 52.5 x 52.5cm)

Estimate: $300 - $500

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Date: 9 Aug 2019 13:00
Location: 8-16 Moore St Leichhardt
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SOKQUON TRAN

In the years after the Second World War the term "thousand-yard stare" entered the English language as a way of describing the blank expression on the faces of soldiers who had seen too much horror and experienced too much trauma. If this idea could be applied to an entire nation then Cambodia would be a leading candidate.

Sokquon Tran arrived as a refugee from Cambodia in 1978 at the age of 10. It was the end of the Khmer Rouge's murderous three-year reign and no-one who had lived in that country could emerge unscathed. Some artists who have experienced trauma feel compelled to become witnesses to history, others seek an entirely different path.

Tran's imaginary landscapes are far removed from the dramas of history. Serene, beautiful and atmospheric, they are blank screens that encourage a meditative response in the viewer. They are also minimalist landscapes in which tiny amounts of visual information take on a disproportionate significance.

Beneath a huge, cloudy sky we see the dark forms of a landscape and a few tantalising glimpses of light. We recognise that somewhere, on or beyond the far horizon, there are people with homes and cars, full but unknowable lives. That bare suggestion of everyday life adds an important dimension to these paintings, removing them from the realm of abstraction. We may respond instinctively to the skill with which Tran manipulates tones and colours, or his silken touch with the palette knife, but the longer one studies these paintings the more one feels that something is being concealed.

Tran's version of the 'thousand-yard stare' imbues an apparent blankness with a sense of longing. The English language is inadequate to describe this feeling, but the Germans have a word: Sehnsucht. The term denotes an incompleteness that yearns for fulfilment. Happiness is inextricably entangled with melancholy. Past, present and future become one.

Sehnsucht is the antithesis of hopelessness and despair because it believes there is life beyond the most gloomy scenarios - or in Tran's terms, beyond those great, billowing masses that crowd out his canvases. He asks us to stare into an immeasurable distance, but not into the void. Through the veils of mist and shadow we search unceasingly for that small, transcendental glow.

John McDonald, 2018

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