Veteran artist holds exhibition of lifestyle paintings
Veteran artist Ngô Đồng of HCM City is introducing his realistic paintings featuring the lifestyles and people of urban areas across Việt Nam.
The Hiện Thực Đa Chiều (Multidimensional Reality) exhibition displays 85 oil paintings that the artist created from 2007 to 2023.
Đồng spent years traveling across the country to find inspiration for his work.
The 69-year-old artist told local media that he loved the realistic style inspired by real life so that viewers could easily feel what he wanted to talk about through his paintings.
Đồng uses bright and vivid colours of green, yellow, and blue to portray the peaceful life in big cities, particularly in HCM City, which is featured in the works Ký Ức Về Một Quán Cà Phê (Memories of a Coffee Shop) and Bài Ca Biển Ngọc (Song of the Sea).
Meanwhile, Nữ Sinh (School girls in áo dài) and Cô Gái Bán Hủ Tiếu (A vendor selling noodle soup) dwell on the beauty and charm of Vietnamese women.
Born in the northern province of Nam Định, Đồng joined the military in 1972 and began learning art with late sculptor Đinh Rú, who was awarded prizes and medals for his contributions to the development of fine arts in Việt Nam.
He then studied at the HCM City Fine Arts University from 1975 to 1983 and was mentored by veteran painters Ca Lê Thắng and Đào Minh Tri.
He has joined many group exhibitions across Việt Nam.
In 2000, he received a silver medal at the National Fine Arts Exhibition for the painting Trong Lòng Thành Phố (In the City).
The exhibition runs until May 30 at the Fine Arts Museum of HCM City, 92A Phó Đức Chính Street in District 1.