Opening: Sun 01 Feb 2015, 4.30 – 6 pm
Exhibition: 01 – 05 Feb 2015
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
From the organizer:
At the age of thirty three, Nguyen Duc Dan is confident enough to launch his first solo lacquer exhibition with 55 artworks created in the last three years. Born in a delta district (My Duc, Ha Tay), Nguyen Duc Dan pursues lacquer art career only with his own passion. In 2002, Nguyen Duc Dan started learning lacquer paiting in Traditional Fine Art Deparment, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts. Graduating in 2007, Dan became a freelance artist, devoted entirely to painting and lives on the proceeds of his works.
Gradually, the artist has developed his own style which combines reality and expression inspired by traditional roots, similar to the material that he is pursuing. That orientation is “the culture of mother tongue, the voice I speak, the rice I eat, the plots of old memories, the present life …”. He realized that, apart from the mood absorbed in his generation, there is an endless source of themes inspired from the ancestral art, such as ancient literature, Thanh Giong, the Kieu story … In his solo exhibition, a series of artworks inspired from the character – Thuy Kieu in the Kieu Story will be featured. Most of these paintings illustrates Kieu playing the lute in contradictory moods, in condensed form and obsessive color…
In his first solo exhibition, Nguyen Duc Dan expresses his effort and love for art, in addition to all the greatness and nonperformance. However, the source of traditional culture is endless. We all believe that Nguyen Duc Dan is moving on the right path.
Artist Nguyen Duc Dan
Studio: No. 39, Lane 53, Vu Trong Phung, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi.
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