Small Town, 2016
Oil on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm
About the artwork
Marie - 23/9
About the artist
Duong Ngoc Son was born in 1973 in Ha Tay and graduated in 1997 from the Fine Art University in Ho Chi Minh City. With exhibitions in France, Singapore, Malaysia and Zurich, his works are collected by the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum and private collections in Japan, Australia, Canada, USA, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Ngoc Son's pieces hum with an insatiable energy that lures audiences into his paintings with their captivating rhythm. His works reveal Impressionistic influences, mixing careful strokes with delicate colours. He employs warm hues to breathe life into the staple rice fields of Vietnam and the simple joy of Vietnamese villages. His brush strokes are playful and optimistic, imbuing his works with a friendly charm that is enticingly romantic. Although following impressionism, Duong Ngoc Son has made his paintings different from other impressionistic paintings with women in ba ba (Vietnamese traditional costume) or in white ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dress), which are reminiscent of Vietnam, his homeland.
Duong Ngoc Son's style was probably formed from his sincere, strong and exclusive love and view of the nature. He expresses his love and view innocently, and improves his oil painting skill continuously to be able to reveal his feelings and thoughts in paintings.