Vietnamese Fine Art Exhibition in London UK

Vietnamese Fine Art Exhibition in London UK

Vietnamese Fine Art Exhibition in London UK

Exhibition: 11 – 15 March 2015
AAF Battersea Exhibition Hall, London UK

From the organizer:

Raquelle Azran – collector, museum curator and gallerist – is pleased to announce her 13th consecutive year of exhibiting Vietnamese contemporary fine art in London, UK.

The exhibition features works on paper and wood, in lacquer, watercolor and limited edition woodblock prints, by 6 contemporary Vietnamese artists all living and working in Hanoi.

Exhibiting artists: Vu Thu Hien, Vu Duc Trung, Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Nguyen Bao Toan, Trinh Tuan, Vu Dinh Tuan

About the artists:

Vu Thu Hien combines traditional figures, both fairytale and real, shimmering and equivocal, with natural foliage and exotic interiors to weave timeless melodies in celebration of nature’s patterns and human passions.

Vu Duc Trung‘s lacquer paintings are imbued with the poetry of the Impressionists. The subtlety and delicate shadings of his palette are enhanced by his studies with Trinh Tuan in Hanoi and in the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris.

Dinh Thi Tham Poong, vividly captures on traditional Vietnamese handmade paper her concerns and emotions with the contemporary world. Women and nature intermingle and merge in scenes simultaneously real and surreal.

Nguyen Bao Toan: Combining a deceptively simplistic secular folk aesthetic with the sophistication of simile and metaphor, Toan’s city mandarin envelops us within the solicitude and warm humanity of the countryside.

Trinh Tuan expands upon the traditional tones and themes of classical lacquer art to include contemporary materials. Shimmering shades and hues dissolve and recompose into human figures, invoking the power and universality of emotions.

Vu Dinh Tuan transforms traditional icons and media into contemporary language.Village woodblock prints are transmuted into modern printmaking techniques, referencing Matisse in palette and perspective.

The juxtaposition of handmade do paper and traditional lacquer painting with contemporary artistic techniques bridges the temporal worlds of past and present, and spans the cultural divide of East and West. Stylistic elements of Impressionism, Expressionism, figurative art, Cubism and Fauvism intermingle with purely traditional Vietnamese themes of emotional experience and spiritual values as represented by the village, the buffalo, ancient dances.

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