A work in vivid colours by Trương Lộ. Photo courtesy of the organiser
HCM CITY Five veteran artists of thủy mặc (ink and wash) watercolour painting are introducing their works at an exhibition called Thái Mặc Niên Hoa (The Art of Ink and Wash).
The event, organised by the HCM City Fine Arts Association, is part of the association’s activities to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8.
Around 56 paintings are created by Trương Hán Minh, Lý Tùng Niên, Lý Khắc Nhu, Huỳnh Tuấn Bá and Trương Lộ who are recognised as masters of the industry by art lovers.
Veteran artist Huỳnh Tuấn Bá’s painting featuring Lý Sơn Island, a famous tourist site in the central Quảng Ngãi Province. The work, in black and white, portrays the natural and beautiful view of seas, trees and boats on the island. Photo courtesy of the organiser
All of the works were selected from the artists’ collections from different periods, featuring the beauty of Việt Nam and its people. Highlighted works portray the daily life of people who live in remote provinces, seas and islands.
The paintings of Chinese-Vietnamese Minh have impressed viewers. He uses traditional Chinese ink techniques to portray Vietnamese objects and convey messages about life and love.
Minh was born in Chợ Lớn (Big Market) in HCM City’s District 5. He began his career in 1958 and has exhibited at 50 solo and group exhibitions in Việt Nam as well as in France, the US, China, Japan and Australia.
He has sent 200 of his paintings to auctions for charity work for poor and disabled children.
Trương Hán Minh uses traditional Chinese ink techniques to portray Vietnamese objects and send messages about life and love. Photo courtesy of the organiser
Among highlighted paintings is a work featuring Lý Sơn Island, a famous tourist site in the central Quảng Ngãi Province, by artist Bá. The work, in black and white, portrays the natural and beautiful view of seas, trees and boats on the island.
Unlike Bá, artist Lộ uses vivid colours such as pink, lime yellow and banana green to feature two female flower vendors on the street..
The show, open from 9am to 6pm, will close on March 7 at the association at 218A Pasteur Street in District 3. VNS