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Duong Thanh Exhibition opens in Hanoi (April 27, 2007)

VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi art enthusiasts will once again have an opportunity to contemplate Vietnamese well known artist Van Duong Thanh's works, following the success of her solo exhibition on the Old Gates in the capital city last year.

Artist Van Duong Thanh (R) and Spanish artist Soledad Fuentes.
Artist Van Duong Thanh (R) and Spanish artist Soledad Fuentes.
The exhibition will also feature Spanish artist Soledad Fuentes, a professional artist who has had a number of shows in France, Norway and Australia.

The art show will display differences, from an artists perspective, between Vietnam and Spain. It is a successfully interaction between the two artists who have recently worked together, sharing experiences and perspectives of their countries based on a friendly and cooperative point of view.

The exhibition reflects the common art language in their work, in spite of their different styles, techniques and materials.

From this cooperation, Van Duong Thanh has created art about Spain - the architecture of Madrid and a perspective of the famous Dama de EIche. Soledad Fuentes, on the other hand, introduces abstract art on her favorite subjects with inspirations from Vietnam.

Thus, through the exhibition viewers can contemplate Duong Thanh's semi-abstract style in her latest works.

Last year, Van Duong Thanh opened a solo exhibition on the Old Gates in Hanoi. Her art is highly appreciated and endorsed by many art lovers because her paintings broach old topics through very new - methods.

Applying an expressive, semi-abstract style with bright colors and strong brush strokes, she paints nostalgic works that provoke not melancholy, but hope for the future.

Thanh is one of the most recognized female artists in Asia. After graduating in 1980 from the Hanoi Fine Arts College she went to study and work in France and Sweden.

Thanh's paintings were displayed at Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum at the age of 21. Today her paintings are on show at national museums in Thailand, Singapore and Sweden.

Thanh returns twice a year to Vietnam to work on new paintings and exhibit completed paintings. This exhibition will open this Friday (April 27) at Villa White Lotus C29, lane 210 Nghi Tam Street, District Tay Ho and it runs until May 5.

Reprinted with permission from Vietnam News Agency


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