Wild Joy, a lacquer work by Ngô Xuân Bính.
HÀ NỘI - An exhibition of veteran artists representing different styles of Vietnamese fine arts will open from May 30 to June 15 in Hà Nội.
The exhibition will gather some of the biggest names of Vietnamese art, including Ngô Xuân Bính (oil on canvas), Lê Văn Thìn (white lacquer), Đặng Tin Tưởng (giant lacquer on wood) and Đào Trọng Cường (gemstone paintings).
The exhibition is entitled Niệm (Opinion).
Painter Thành Chương said their works contain tolerance and opinions about life, each from an experienced artist with a strong position in Vietnamese art.
Bính was born in 1957 in the central province of Nghệ An. He is known as a versatile artist as not only a painter but also a poet, martial artist and a practitioner of Vietnamese traditional medicine. He founded Nhất Nam martial arts school and has published books on traditional medicine, poetry and martial arts.
He has exhibited in Minsk and Moscow and is one of only two foreigners given the title of Honourary Member by the Russian Academy of Arts.
Thìn was born in 1952 and currently works as a lecturer at the Hà Nội Open University. He is famous for his white lacquer paintings using silver leaves, egg shells and seashells.
Tưởng was born in 1945 in Hải Dương Province. He is well-known for large paintings of lacquer and oil on canvas. His famous artworks include Thăng Long Firedragon (170cm by 420cm), Spring in Việt Nam (150cm by 360cm) and Hạ Long Bay (180cm by 280cm).
Cường was born in 1954 in Hà Nội. He owns Thần Châu Ngọc Việt, the most prestigious gemstone painting company in Việt Nam. He is considered the inventor of the art of gemstone paintings.
The exhibition will open in the morning of May 30 at the Hà Nội Museum, 2 Phạm Hùng Street, Hà Nội. — VNS