|Dad’s Friend, an acrylic painting on newspaper by Hà Nội-based artist Nguyễn Tuấn Dũng, is on display at his My Story solo exhibition in HCM City. |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Hà Nội-based artist Nguyễn Tuấn Dũng’s collage artworks and 14 acrylic paintings on newspaper are being shown at the My Story exhibition at Craig Thomas Gallery.
The works depict images of objects familiar to farming families like Dũng’s, such as plough machines, bicycles and instant noodles.
“The objects remind me of my childhood with my family. They are a source of inspiration for the works,” said the 26-year-old, who is from Thanh Hóa Province.
“I have an interest in daily news. So I use images of these objects and newspapers to connect my story and contemporary issues in society,” he added.
Dũng uses clippings of newspapers as a background, and then draws on them.
“I choose eye-catching headlines, text and images to highlight what I want to portray in my work,” he said. “I hope that viewers can empathise with the messages that I am trying to send through my paintings.”
Dũng graduated from the Hà Nội Industrial Arts University.
In March, he had a solo exhibition titled Friend at the Việt Nam Fine Arts Association in Hà Nội. My Story is his first solo exhibition in HCM City.
The exhibition runs until December 31 at 27i Trần Nhật Duật Street in District 1. — VNS