|Vietnamese painter Mai Dac Linh is presenting his latest works to French art lovers in his debut solo exhibition at Victorias Gallery in Paris.— VNS Photo
PARIS (VNS) — Vietnamese painter Mai Dac Linh is presenting his latest works to French art lovers in his debut solo exhibition at Victorias Gallery in Paris.
Entitled Croyance et Duree, meaning Faith and Time, the ongoing exhibition displays Linh's 26 lacquer and do (poonah) paintings. While his lacquer works were created in Viet Nam over the past 10 years, the poonah paintings were created after he shifted to Paris recently.
With the help of lacquer and poonah – two famous traditional materials used in Vietnamese fine arts – the artist has used Western painting styles to honour Vietnamese values of humanity and Buddhism. His paintings reflect symbolic Vietnamese images such as the lotus and the patterns drawn on ancient bronze drums.
French art critic and author of the book Vietnamese Contemporary Painting Corinne de Menonville saidshe was impressed by the way Linh controls colours. "His endless creativity results in unique artworks, reflecting both Western and Vietnamese features," she added.
The Faith and Time exhibition runs till February 28. – VNS