|Mixed media painting titled Reflection by Nguyễn Thị Tâm. — Photo courtesy of the artists|
HCM CITY — Four Vietnamese women artists will showcase their paintings at the Spring Song Art Exhibition in Nanjing, capital of China’s Jiangsu Province, from today to March 16.
The exhibition is organised by the city’s Culture Bureau and Foreign Affairs Office to mark International Women’s Day which falls today.
The event will feature nearly 50 paintings on various mediums and in many styles by 22 women artists from Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, and Việt Nam.
The Vietnamese artists -- Nguyễn Thị Tâm, Trần Thùy Linh, Việt Thị Kim Quyên, and Huỳnh Phương Thị Đài Trang -- who are members of the HCM City and Việt Nam Fine Arts Associations, will exhibit two paintings each.
Tâm, 82, best known for her paintings of lotuses, will show off two works in mixed media titled Reflection and Spreading.
She paints pink and white lotuses to symbolise purity. To her, the lotus embodies two things: uprightness and cause and effect.
Tâm, a native of the Mekong Delta province of Tiền Giang, graduated in oil painting from the Gia Định Fine Arts College in 1958. She has taken part in 20 solo and group exhibitions in Việt Nam and countries like France, the US and Germany.
|Oil and acrylic painting titled Way to the Universe No 1by Trần Thùy Linh. Photo courtesy of the artists|
Linh, who does semi-abstract and abstract paintings, will exhibit two works, Way to the Universe No 1 and Way to the Universe No 2.
She uses various mediums like oil, acrylic and canvas and bright colours like yellow, blue, and green.
Linh began to learn painting when she was eight from well-known artists at the Art Academy of Indochina in Hà Nội and her mother, a professional artist.
She graduated from Leipzig University in Germany in 1988 and continued to learn painting in Việt Nam after her return.
She has held several solo and group exhibitions in Việt Nam, the US, South Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan. Her paintings are owned by private collectors in Việt Nam, Germany, the US, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Quyên showcases Vietnamese landscapes in her Backday from Dalat City and Violet Summer, while Trang has two semi-abstract works, Dream of Trees and The Flower of Love.
After participating in the exhibition opening ceremony, the visiting artists will have an exchange with their Chinese counterparts. — VNS