Artist Statement

My work is about reconfiguration, resistance, and a hearty bowl of soup. There are sensibilities in my work stemming from post-punk, Vietnamese- American culture, The Vietnam War, and mysticism as an act of defiance towards colonial rule.  I make reference to the human body through painting organic shapes. A swaddled child or a contorted figure may inhabit the compositional landscape along with patterns that stop, start, and overlap. Color is a strong influence on my work.  I combine nostalgic colors that reshapes memories.  There is no resolve in the narration of my work, instead there are slow meditative builds that lead to chunky riffs that wormhole into hard-edged noise, all loopy-loopy and stuff.    




-Simon Tran aka ghost ghost teeth

East Bay Express Critic's Pick:

Interview with Artful Hare

Interview with Art Crush on KALX:

Interview on KALX:!kalx-interview/c1g8c


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Video interview with Art Ache:


Video interview with The Daily Californian:


Video interview with Brother Science TV: