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Art exhibition focuses on shadows

Update: January, 12/2015 - 08:15

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HA NOI (VNS) — A new exhibition by Vietnamese artist Tran Duc Quy offers the public an original perspective on life.

The installation exhibition, entitled Life Portrait 5 - Inclined Shadow by Quy, reflects on the relationship between a subject and its shadow, their interactions and the elongation or shrinking of the shadow based on the angle of the sun's rays.

Quy invites the visitors to think about questions such as "what is the shadow?" and "what does it reflect, contain and hide?"

"It is impossible to imagine how my flat black shadow transforms in the sun.

"Sometimes my shadow looks exactly like me and talks to me. What will happen if I become the shadow of the shadow that I have become? How should I behave? How can I lean without falling?" he said.

Born in 1973 in Hai Duong, Quy is known nationwide for his series of artworks entitled Life Portrait.

In the first series, he exhibited 500 white ducks made of plaster. The second series showcased 36 sets of twin pigs made of real pig leather. The third series featured the portrait of a strange creature, which was like a Japanese deer with several heads and 88 legs.

The exhibition will run till February 24 at l'Espace, the French culture centre, located at 24, Trang Tien, Ha Noi. — VNS

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