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City-based visual artist displays silk works

Update: September, 07/2017 - 09:00
Phượng’s art is in part inspired by her 2011 residency in Japan, evident in her soft brushstrokes and ethereal use of colour that is reminiscent of Japanese silk artist Utagawa and the contemporary paintings of Yoshimoto Nara.
Viet Nam News

Art lovers will have the chance to enjoy work by one of the most talented artists in Việt Nam today, the HCM City-based visual artist Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng, when her solo exhibition opens at Manzi from 6pm tomorrow.

Entitled Bên Kia Những Ngọn Đồi/Beyond The Hills, the exhibition marks Phượng’s return to silk work after a deviation to ceramics. At the exhibition, the artist will present her new series of delicate silk paintings and a minimalist installation, dealing with the concepts of self consciousness, time and personal space. 

Beyond the Hills is part of Phượng’s visual diary which reflects her recent experience of loss, life and death. It is a deeply personal work both in subject and production by an artist ready to listen to her intuition. 

Trained in the art of silk and oil painting at the HCM City Fine Arts University, Phượng often humorously explores the experience of living in a society where one has to wear a kind of disguise, hiding their true self within. Working with silk, ceramics, oil and installations, her art is in part inspired by her 2011 residency in Japan, evident in her soft brushstrokes and ethereal use of colour that is reminiscent of Japanese silk artist Utagawa and the contemporary paintings of Yoshimoto Nara. 

The free exhibition will run until October 2. Manzi Art Space is at 14 Phan Huy Ích Street. — VNS

 

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