artist depicts lacquer cityscapes
|A lacquered life:
Urbanisation, one of 25 lacquer paintings by artist Xuan Anh displayed
at the Tu Do Gallery. — VNS Photo
HCM CITY — Ha Noi-born
artist Nguyen Xuan Anh is displaying 25 lacquer paintings in his first solo
exhibition at Tu Do Gallery in HCM City.
Many of his works depict
high-rises and crowded streets , while others feature mountainous areas, ethnic
minorities or fields in moonlight.
Anh has broken with the
traditional lacquer colours of red, yellow and black to incorporate light green
and silver in some of his landscapes.
A member of Ha Noi’s
Fine Arts Association, he began working with lacquer some years ago.
Born in 1977, Anh
graduated from Ha Noi’s Industrial Fine Arts College in 1999. He has taken
part in several group exhibitions including the National Fine Arts Exhibition in
Ha Noi in 2005.
The artist has won several
prizes including the gold medal in the Forever Green competition organised by
In 1999, his painting
Childhood won a Nokia award in the competition Visions of Your Future.
The show can be seen at Tu
Do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau Street, District 1, through March 14. — VNS