Dang Xuan Hoa
Dang Xuan Hoa is one of the most recognized leading Vietnamese artists of the late 20th century. His art works has been auctioned at Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
Born in 1959, Dang Xuan Hoa graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Art in 1983. In his recent paintings, Dang Xuan Hoa remains true to himself, and objects are his main subjects. They are painted in a way to capture their relationship to the world around them. These objects are familiar in the life of the painter. As Dang Xuan Hoa says, they can be found everywhere around me and in the community”. In the Amplexicaul Flower painting, Hoa adds, "only when spring comes and the lunar new year arrives, does this flower bloom. It is for happiness, health and luck, and touches the Vietnamese soul with its rich green leaves and red flowers." On his canvases, you see birds, branches, fruits, flowers, fishes, but also a large jar with patterns from the old Vietnamese Ly Dynasty, blue and white porcelain from Hue, the former Vietnamese imperial city. Past and present, everyday life items and antics are mixed harmoniously together, as in the present day of the life in Vietnam.
The objects appear in a kind of multi-layered perspective. Their representation is simple, almost rough. They have a sense of immediacy, directness and power. Art is for Dang Xuan Hoa, simplicity in form and substance.
Exhibitions: 1988 2013
Exhibited in more than 60 exhibitions worldwide, the most recent one at
Asian Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong 2013.
Auctions: 2007 2009
2007: Sotheby's "Modern and Contemporary South East Asia Painting" Hong Kong Christie's Hong Kong, Borobudur, Singapore
2009: Larasati, Singapore
Top 10 Auction at Larasati "South East Asia Art" Amsterdam
"The flower painting: only when the spring comes & the lunar new year comes each year, this kind of special flowers bloom & being enjoyed & appreciated by the people in the Northern provinces. It is for the happiness, healthy & luck for the whole new year, with green rich leaves & branches and red flowers but pure simple touching each Vietnamese soul.
The self portraits: it is the thoughts & look about our lives & society that we are living in. It is also the most truthful vision of ourselves, each person's feelings which differs from one to another. This is also a respect to one's ego, each individual, each society & nature."
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