Pham Luan


About The Artist

Pham Luan was born in 1954 in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is a graduate of the Hanoi Teacher's Training College and is an Autodidact in Plastic Art. Pham Luan is currently a member of Vietnam Fine Art Association and the Hanoi Fine Art Association. He is considered to be a specialist in oil painting and is one of the leading artists of his generation. Pham Luan is represented by major galleries and regularly exhibits in USA, Hong Kong and Thailand. Although he paints a variety of subjects, Pham Luan always returns to the subject of Hanoi, with its scenic location on the banks of the Red River, its lakes and ponds, the clarity of light, verdant greenery, elegant French architecture, and the wealth of its own culture.  Engaging Pham Luan's paintings is like reading a poem.  At times, he chooses to remember Hanoi in its past beauty, devoid of the urbanization that is inevitably enveloping the city.  His paintings are impressionistic in style - they also have a unique beauty to them, making apparent the artist's compassion for the subjects he paints. In his pictures one senses not mere silhouettes of 36th Street near Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, the trees, the flowers, the tiled roofs, the windows, the busy life, but also a sensitive heart which vibrates with passionate affection for the very same subjects. In Pham Luan's pictures, commonplace sights become emotive through his use of a gamut of colours -  glittering green, various shades of yellow and red bring these works to life. 



Selected Exhibitions

Solo exhibition: "Impressions from Hanoi," Thaivibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
"Good Morning Vietnam, Good Morning Korea", Gallery Areum, Korea Foundation Cultura Center, Seoul,
Exchange Square, Hong Kong
Solo exhibition: "Pham Luan - From Ha Noi to Bow Bridge", Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, United States of America

Pham Luan's Vietnam , Solo Exhibition. Calvin Charles Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America

Solo exhibition: "Here and There - Pham Luan's Paintings of Hanoi and New York", Gelabert Studios Gallery, New York, United States of America

Solo exhibition: "Pham Luan's Vietnam", Gelabert Studios Gallery, New York, United States of America

Solo exhibition: "Autumn Memories: Pham Luan's Paintings of Hanoi and Beyond", Kismet Gallery, New York, United States of America
Solo exhibition: "Autumn Memories - Pham Luan's Paintings of Hanoi and Beyond", Arndean Gallery, London, United Kindom
Group exhibition: "Where The Rivers Meet", Luxemburg
Group exhibition: "Where The Rivers Meet", Brussels, Belgium
Solo exhibition: "Pham Luan's Hanoi", Eastern Gallery, Chicago, United States of America
Solo exhibition: "Splendour of Hanoi - Pham Luan", China Club, Hong Kong Organised by Galerie La Vong and Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C

"Poetic Reflections - Contemporary Vietnamese Paintings", Landon Gallery, New York, United States of America

Solo exhibition: Hanoi - One Day, Hanoi, Vietnam

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