Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — An exhibition featuring the latest artworks of 36 Vietnamese painters and sculptors is now ongoing at the VICAS Art Studio in Hà Nội.
With the title Go Go 2018, the exhibition is considered a fun playground for the artists to celebrate the new year.
The exhibition features 80 paintings in diverse styles, including realism, expressionism, abstract and neo-expressionism; materials, such as pastel, ink on poonah paper, acrylic, oil, lacquer, mix-materials and wooden sculptures; and theme, like still-life, landscape, social issues, artists’ emotion and meditation.
All featured artworks were newly created.
“The exhibition’s most important goal is audience development,” said Bùi Quang Thắng, art director of the VICAS Art Studio, under the Việt Nam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS).
“We do understand that arts are still a luxurious commodity (in our society) yet during the initial stage of nurturing an art market in Việt Nam, artists need to have great effort to stimulate the potential audience with good quality artworks with reasonable prices.”
All of the artists shared that standpoint of the director and agreed to cut artworks’ prices as low as possible (ranging from US$220- US$700).
“Artworks now are more affordable. I believe me that audiences can own a fine artwork that can refresh their spiritual life and living space,” said Thắng.
Bùi Hoài Sơn, director of the VICAS, said the exhibition connects artists and offers them a place to exchange with their audiences.
“Through the exhibition, we can see the art trends, styles and themes that the artists are concerned with,” he said.
Painter Nguyễn Lan Hương presented two still-life paintings at the exhibition.
“Through drawings of the lotus, I want to express my own feelings and opinions about life,” she said.
“The flowers bloom and fade, as life goes on with both happiness and sorrow.”
The exhibition will run until February 25 at the VICAS Art Studio, 32 Hào Nam Street, Hà Nội. — VNS