Saigon exhibition spreads positivity amid pandemic distress

By Long Nguyen   April 13, 2021 | 08:56 pm GMT+7
A painting exhibition in Saigon by four artists shows how people have been brought closer to one another by the once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
During this catastrophic time in recent history, we can still see hope and spread optimism to everyone around us. Never have we been able to spend so much precious time with our family and beloved ones, Saigon-based art agency Art Consulting Asia introduces the exhibition, which features 32 paintings on various materials from four Vietnamese artists: Nguyen Duc Hoa, Le Tran Thanh Thuy, Lam Son Than, and Nguyen Thu Thuy.  In this oil painting, titled Covid the nightmare, Nguyen Duc Hoa used different colorful strokes to illustrate the loneliness of people amid the Covid-19 social distancing.

Saigon-based art agency, Art Consulting Asia, which is holding ‘Art Rotation,’ said: "During this catastrophic time, we can still see hope and spread optimism. Never have we been able to spend so much precious time with our family and beloved ones."
The event features 32 works done on various materials by Nguyen Duc Hoa, Le Tran Thanh Thuy, Lam Son Than, and Nguyen Thu Thuy.
In this oil painting, ‘Covid the nightmare,’ Hoa uses colorful strokes to illustrate the loneliness of people amid social distancing.

Lam Son Than, the youngest among four artists, introduces his work, oil painting In progress, which took him one year to finish.Letters and numbers in the painting resemble the faded boundaries between genders and ages, Than said. He added that the bright colors in his painting make people feel positive to overcome challenges amid the pandemic.

Than, the youngest of the four, took a year to finish ‘In progress.’
"Letters and numbers in the painting resemble the faded boundaries between genders and ages," he explains, adding that the bright colors in his painting seek to make people feel positive so that they strive to overcome the challenges brought by the pandemic.

Nguyen Thu Thuy, a female artist who was born in a family very much involved in art in 1977, brings eight artworks to the exhibition.   In this painting, I am blonde, she used triangles to illustrate the woman’s face.  I think women are able to wear masks, what they show is just the way to hide what is in their mind.

Thu Thuy has eight works in the exhibition. In this painting, ‘I am blonde,’ she used triangles to create a woman’s face. She says: "I think women are able to wear masks [and conceal their feelings]."

City night by Nguyen Duc Hoa, who chooses oil painting as the main technique for his composition.

‘City night,’ an oil on canvas work by Hoa.

The empty sea by Nguyen Duc Hoa. The artist was born in a family of art in 1964 and was a fashion designer before pursuing the  career.

‘The empty sea’ by Hoa. The artist, 57, was born in a family of artists and used to be a fashion designer before switching careers.

Keep going by Lam Son Than, who is a fan of abstract paintings.

‘Keep going’ by Than, a painter of abstracts.

Sunshine flap by Le Tran Thanh Thuy. Using bright acrylic colors, Thuy brings optimism and a positive message to her paintings.

‘Sunshine flap’ by Thanh Thuy uses bright acrylic colors to exude optimism and positivity.

The warm of the winter by Le Tran Thanh Thuy. ‘Art Rotation exhibition is held from March 15 to June 13 at Le Meridien Saigon, 3C Ton Duc Thanh, HCMC.

"The warmth of the winter" Thanh Thuy.
'Art Rotation' exhibition is held from March 15 to June 13, 2021 at Le Meridien Saigon hotel, 3C Ton Duc Thanh Street.

Photos by Art Consulting Asia

 
 
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