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Hong Viet Dung
Sunset over river, 2017

Oil on Canvas
100 x 120cm


Hong Viet Dung was born in 1962 in Hanoi and graduated with a degree in Painting from the Hanoi Industrial College of Fine Art in 1984 Generally, Hong uses pale and distinctly muted colours to bring a sense of calmness and contemplation to his subjects. He only brings essentials to the foreground, allowing the viewer to use them as a stage for creating his or her own images and reflecting upon them. His works convey a meditative spirit, no doubt inspired by his devotion to the Buddhist faith. His works convey the essence of painting and their uncomplicated, Zen style invites viewers to delve into them and contemplate their own thoughts and reflections. In his recent works, Ha Long Bay, the subject matter goes beyond reminding the viewers of the Vietnamese national treasure. His works emanates a calm and serene quality of Ha Long Bay that is ironic to its legendary origin. 'Ha Long' is directly translated as 'Bay of descending Dragons'. According ancient belief, in an attempt to save the Vietnamese people from foreign invasion, these dragons spewed pearls that formed the scattered limestone structures of today, preventing invaders. The chaos that constitutes this ancient belief is where the artist has instead used to depict peace and tranquility. Hong uses simplicity to present the very essence of his works to the viewers, simple yet stunning.

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  • +Artist Bio

    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. Read More

  • +Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibition "Another Place", Ode To Art gallery, Singapore

    From Brush to Block, Midtown Arts Common, New York, NY

    Vietnamese Art Today, Midtown Arts Common, New York, NY

    Tranquility: Paintings by Hong Viet Dung, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)

    Impression & Expressions, Vietnamese Contemporary Paintings, Thailand

    Tradition And Change: Vietnamese Art Today, Embassy of Vietnam to the United States of America, Washington, D.C.(group)

    Where the Rivers Meet, Vietnamese Cultural Festival, Luxembourg and continued at Libre de Bruxelless University, Brussels, Belgium

    Vietnam Inspiration, Santa Barbara, USA (group)

    Europe d`Art -PalExpo 2000 Geneva, Switzerland
    Europe d`Art 2000, Barcelona, Spain

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