Hong Viet Dung

Spring Memory, 2017
Oil on Canvas, 100 x 120 cm


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About the artwork

Marie Hong Viet Dung is one of the most renowned contemporary Vietnamese artists, whose poetic landscapes display extraordinary texture and depth. The artist uses pale and distinctly muted colors of a limited range to convey a sense of serenity and calmness, as well as to emphasise the scale and beauty of nature. A single boat is depicted in the bottom left corner of the work, visible amidst the green and yellow mist that dominates the composition. The artist’s nuanced use of scale in his works inspires contemplation about our position in the world, and captivatingly conveys the serene essence of nature.

About the artist

Hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam, Hong Viet Dung was born in 1962 and apprenticed at the Pham Viet Son Painting Studio in 1979 before joining the Hanoi Industrial College of Fine Arts in 1984. Hong graduated with a degree in painting and later went on to becoming one of the founding members of the Gang of Five, a member of the Vietnam Plastic Art Association and the Literature and Art Association. As a painter, Hong has exhibited in several countries including Russia, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Norway, USA, Australia and Great Britain. He has also participated in the Europ'Art International ArtFair in Geneva, Switzerland. Hong held a retrospective of work in the collection of the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and Singapore Art Museum. His works have been auctioned in international auction houses like Christies.

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