A visitor at the exhibition Đón Xuân (Welcome Spring) of 115 art works by nine artists of HCM City at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum until January 1. VNS Photo by Phương Mai
HCM CITY A collection of 115 art works by nine artists of HCM City is on display at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.
Huỳnh Văn Mười, chairman of HCM City Fine Arts Association, said: “The exhibition introduces works in various materials and topics by prestigious artists of the city. It shows the artists’ love for arts, which is a motivation for young artists to improve."
The exhibition titled Đón Xuân (Welcome Spring) includes paintings and sculptures in different media, including oil, acrylic, water colour, lacquer, wood, and ceramic.
The works’ themes are about landscape, lifestyle, flowers, and the beauty of Vietnamese women, created by veteran artists who are members of Việt Nam and HCM City Fine Arts Associations.
Mai Thanh, who graduated from the HCM City University of Fine Arts (HUFA) in 1986, introduces oil and acrylic on canvas paintings highlighting the beauty of forest in Việt Nam.
He used his unique technique by painting and carving to create deep green for his paintings, such as Bên Rừng Đại Ngàn (In the Great Forest) and Ấn Tượng Rừng Tràm (Impression of Melaleuca Forest).
Thanh, a native of the northern province of Hà Nam, has taken part in around 20 solo and group exhibitions in Việt Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.
An oil on canvas painting called Bên Rừng Đại Ngàn (In the Great Forest) by veteran artist Mai Thanh. VNS Photo by Phương Mai
Nguyễn Quang Vinh, 73, brings to the exhibition his lacquer painting Gặp Nhau Tại Nhà Thị Hến (Meeting by Chance at Ms Mussel’s House), based on Vietnamese folk tale Nghêu Sò Ốc Hến (The Story of the Clam, Oyster, Snail, and Mussel).
He also displays still life works and paintings of Vietnamese people.
Vinh graduated from HUFA in 1984 and the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow in 1993. He was a lecturer at HUFA.
Two female artists Nguyễn Ngọc Trinh and Nguyễn Thị Tuyết are showcasing their oil and lacquer paintings about different kinds of flowers and landscape like Hoa Vô Ưu (Sala Flowers) and Xuân Hà Giang (Spring on Hà Giang).
Paintings and sculptures by Dương Sen, Lê Xuân Chiểu, Nguyễn Đắt Khoát, Đinh Công Khải and Nguyễn Văn Trung are also display.
Ariel Jisu Cheon, CEO of art and culture agency of the South Korea-based Tien Art Company, said: “We are excited to view these since Vietnamese paintings are difficult to see in Korea.”
Cheon has worked with Vietnamese artists through group exhibitions held in both South Korea and Việt Nam.
The exhibition runs until January 1. The museum is at 97A Phó Đức Chính Street in District 1. VNS