Acrylic painting Phận Phố 9. — Photo courtesy of the artist
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội-native Phạm Trần Quân is displaying his paintings at an exhibition entitled Phận Phố (Street).
The exhibition features 38 oil and acrylic paintings created since 2015.
Phố 38 is the latest one. Quân finished it a few days before the exhibition opened on January 14.
The painting is coloured with different tones of blue, including Quân's memories of Cửa Bắc Church.
“I painted the church with my emotions from the past,” said Quân. “I studied at Lý Thường Kiệt Secondary School and the back gate led to the church.
“Sometimes, we skipped class and went to church.”
Quân had never painted the old street even though he was born on Nguyễn Khuyến Street in Hà Nội. He became interested in the theme five years ago.
“Streets are a familiar subject and Hà Nội's Old Quarter is a theme that has helped many artists make their names,” said veteran artist Lê Thiết Cương.
“After drawing different themes such as portraits and still-lifes, Quân has settled for the streets.
“Quân still sees the old streets in a different light than other artists have not yet discovered,” Cương said.
The paintings show his feeling about the old streets.
His nature and liberal style makes the paintings beautiful with a combination of colours and strokes.
The exhibition is his third solo show following an outdoor exhibition held by the German Embassy for the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Ten Vietnamese Young Artists Exhibition held by the Danish Embassy.
The exhibition will till January 22 at Pi House, 11B Tràng Thi Street. — VNS