Exhibition “12 Zodiac Animals”

Exhibition “12 Zodiac Animals”

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Opening: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 5.30 pm
Exhibition: 22 Feb – 03 Mar 2019, 10 am – 7 pm
Hanoi Studio Gallery
13 Trang Tien, Hanoi

From the organizer:

You are invited to “12 Zodiac Animals” – a Duo Exhibition by our Artist Vu Dinh Tuan & Artist Nguyen The Hung.

Making art of zodiac animals into might seems like an easy idea. But for artists, transforming mystic yet familiar creatures into artworks has always been challenging. Those animals, as they stand for years, represent hopes and wishes of the people.

In early days of this year, Hanoi Studio would be glad to introduce a Zodiac Animals collaboration by artists Vu Dinh Tuan and Nguyen The Hung. The collection will start with the diligent mouse and end with the sumptuous, contented pig.

In the collection, 12 zodiac animals will appear under Nguyen The Hung and Vu Dinh Tuan signature styles and aesthetic. This time, Vu Dinh Tuan, instead of silk, is coming back with his wood-carving pieces. Nguyen The Hung, with his powerful and attractive mix-media materials, will breathe a mysterious and majestic layer of feeling into the Zodiac animals.


“12 zodiac animals, it took more than 10 years to finish a painting collection!
The painter paints zodiac animals as of he paints shapes, lives, of himself and of others, blends with the five basic elements Metal-Wood-Water-Fire-Earth!
The painter paints 12 animals as how he truly is. But it doesn’t matter how they look, traditional wishes about a good, prosperous life are what they bring.
This collection itself is a wish toward everyone, for a wonderful year of the Pig”.
– VU DINH TUAN 2019 –


“I don’t consider 12 zodiac animals as holy, mysterious creatures, instead, they are all very homely, familiar to me.
Dogs, cats, water buffaloes, chickens, goats… can be seen easily throughout my life. The dragon is the only creature that is unreal, but for me, it is not unfamiliar at all as it can be seen almost everywhere, from old relics, temples to pagodas”.

Free entry

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Hanoi Studio Gallery
13 Trang Tien, Hanoi
Opening hours: 10 am – 7 pm daily
Tel: +84 (0)24 3934 4433


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