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Vo Tahung
In the Midst of Paradise

Oil on Canvas
106 x 168cm

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  • +Artist Bio

    Vo Ta Hung was born in Hà Tĩnh Province in 1955. He studied at the Hanoi Industrial Arts College in their Monumental Art Department. He is currently a member of the Vietnam Fine Art Association.

    Vo allows the viewer to enter his unique imagination where his utopian vision of Vietnam thrives. He engages the viewers in an intriguing mystery, where viewers have to fill in the blanks and weave their own stories about each piece. By enthralling his viewers with a sense of the mythical and a sense of surrealism, the intellectual is provoked and stimulated to form fables in an enjoyable process of thought. Regardless of the story, all his pieces feature an extraordinary use of texture, and the mystery of the technique heightens the allure of each piece. 

    The pieces are normally devoid of human elements and if present, are diminutive compared to the vast landscapes. His canvases are flooded with brilliant, rich hues that instantly captivate viewers and introduce a jolt of cheer into any room. In some pieces, the red skies are intense and fill three-quarters of the canvas, in sharp contrast with the butter-yellow, three-dimensional fields of rice or floating lotuses. His mastery of composition and colour harmonises the contrasting elements in stunning works that make a colourful impact, yet exhibit tranquility. 

    Vo extends a personal invitation to his viewers, where the fantasia of Vietnam is a welcoming, surreal experience. Underpinning his works is the message that simplicity is poetry and the root of our everyday happiness.




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  • +Critique

    Selected Exhibitions 
    1982
    Paintings and Sculptures Exhibition by Young Hanoi Artists 

    1988
    Young Vietnamese Artists in Moscow 

    1990
    National Fine Arts Exhibition 

    1994
    "Vietnamese Paintings in Amsterdam" 

    1995
    National Fine Arts Exhibition 

    1999
    "Reflection of Vietnam" by Red River Gallery,  ArtAsia at Woolloomooloo Gallery-Sydney 

    2000
    Group Show in Switzerland 

    2001
    Solo Exhibition at Sofitel Metropole Hotel 
    "Vietnamese Contemporary Artists" at the Artists' Space Concorde, Selangor, Malaysia 
    "Separate Paths" Exhibition at Dragon Gallery, Hanoi - Vietnam 
    "Europ'Art Geneva" International Art Fair, Geneva - Switzerland 

    2002
    "Vietnamese Contemporary Artists" Exhibition at the Artists' Space Concorde, Selangor Malaysia

    2003
    Group Exhibition in Singapore

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