Exhibition showcases new art works by Southern artists

Update: August, 23/2019 - 08:41


Watercolour painting Cao Nguyên (Highlands) by Ca Lê Dũng. — Photos courtesy of the organiser

HCM CITY — The HCM City Fine Arts Association has launched an exhibition showcasing new works by artists in the South at the city Fine Arts Museum as part of the city’s celebrations of the 74th National Day, which falls on September 2.

The exhibits include 236 paintings, graphic works and sculptures by 177 members of the association and non-members.

The works are in various media, including oil, watercolour, silk, lacquer, wood, cooper and ceramic.

They reflect a wide range of topics, covering the country’s landscapes, culture, people and daily life.

A set of three ceramic sculptures called Ngôi Nhà Hạnh Phúc (Full House) by Đoàn Xuân Hùng. 

Highlighted works include watercolour painting Cao Nguyên (Highlands) by Ca Lê Dũng, silk painting Đã Lên Đèn (Lit up) by Trần Đình Hùng, and a set of three ceramic sculptures called Ngôi Nhà Hạnh Phúc (Full House) by Đoàn Xuân Hùng.

Painter Hùng said “I want to thank the association to create playground for both veteran and young artists to meet and share the experiences.”

The art works also feature the campaign of learning and following the morality of late President Hồ Chí Minh, the development of HCM City over the years, and the task of protecting the nation’s seas and islands.

On display are engraved painting Gạc Ma (Johnson South Reef) by Nguyễn Thành Công, oil painting Du Kích Củ Chi (Guerrillas of Củ Chi) by Nguyễn Thanh Minh, and ink wash painting Bến Cảng (Harbour) by La Hán Vinh.

The association has given prizes to the top works and young artists, many of which feature peaceful life in modern society.

These include lacquer painting Hồ Trên Cao Nguyên (Lake on Highlands) by Nguyễn Quốc Nam, and oil painting Cư Dân Đô Thị (Urban People) by Lê Đức Phú Quang.

Huỳnh Văn Mười, chairman of the association, said “On display are the results of creative camps that the association launched at the beginning of this year.”   

In 2019, the association organised nine camps in provinces and cities in the northern, central and Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta regions.

He added “the exhibition has quality art works in new materials and topics, most of them productions of young people. We highly appreciate their efforts and will continue to encourage and support young talents.”

The exhibition will be open to the public at 97A Phó Đức Chính Street in District 1 until September.  — VNS