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Y Nhi debuts oils at Hanoi exhibition (June 23, 2005)

Portrait 1 by Dinh Y Nhi.
An exhibition of oil paintings by contemporary Vietnamese artist Dinh Y Nhi were unveiled to the public in Hanoi last weekend.

Considered one of the country's premier artists, 37-year-old Nhi is widely known for her creative and unique portrayal of the human form.

The exhibition consists of 16 portraits, with the artist drawing on her experiences of people in everyday life and the normality of suburbia to bring to life the paintings.

"I tried to reflect what I had learnt from their faces, a moment of happiness, sadness, as well as their hopes and desperation," said Ms Nhi.

She utilises a predominately red, white and black palette to reflect the simplicity of the central theme running throughout the paintings, a style that mirrors the emotive nature of the exhibit.

"I painted smaller portraits for the first time as I am trying to convey a new look that is symbolic of the new people I met," she said.

Having shown her works extensively both locally and abroad, Ms Nhi's new display will run until July 2 at Hue Anh Gallery, 38A Dien Bien Phu Street.

Reprinted from VietNamNet


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