|A painting by 31-year-old artist Phạm Huy Thông. —Photo: phamhuythong.net|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Eight large paintings by five Vietnamese artists are part of an international exhibition being held in China’s Guangdong Province.
They are among 60 artworks at the exhibition Asian Silk Road, which opened at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.
The artists are from the host country, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Việt Nam and the Philippines.
The event is intended to bring together artists in the region to share cultural values through painting.
“I sent my paintings to the event because I wanted to share and to learn new things about contemporary art from my foreign colleagues,” said Pham Huy Thông, a 31-year-old artist from Hà Nội.
Thông began his career in 2004 after graduating from the Hà Nội University of Industrial Fine Arts. In 2008, several of his paintings were displayed at the Singapore Art Museum.
He has been invited to participate in exhibitions and creative camps in Hà Nội, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and the US. Most of his works are about social issues.
The event Asian Silk road will close on December 12. — VNS