"I love to paint the simplicity and peacefulness around me."
- Hong Viet Dung -
HONG VIET DUNG
Vietnamese, born 1962
Hong Viet Dung was born in 1962.
With his passion for art, he joined the Hanoi Industrial College of Fine Arts, and graduated in 1984.
His art has been sold at international auctions, including Sotheby's and Christie's.
Hong Viet Dung is one of the proud artists selected to meet Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who purchased his artwork.
Art collectors in Vietnam, Singapore, USA, Japan, England, Canada, Switzerland, Malaysia, Indonesia and China purchased his work.
Hong Viet Dung limits the number of paintings created and is renowned by art collectors worldwide for the quality and value of his work
It is evident in Hong Viet Dung’s body of work that one must see through simplicity of its elements to understand his message. Once you allow yourself to be immersed in the subtleties and details contained in each scene, the complexity of life slowly and steadfastly become immaterial and cease to exist.
Hong Viet Dung is a messenger of peace. His body of work embodies all he holds true – peace and the attainment thereof. Each canvas that bears his name is Zen-like through his chosen elements, colors, techniques. A serene landscape, a solitary soul, a singular moment manifested so effortlessly. In each of his works a story unfolds – a universal message of lasting peace.
By Phan Cam Thuong
"It’s a changing time of the Vietnam art to move to a new younger generation of artists who were born after the wars, at least from 1975 to 1980, 1990. Modern Art used to be attractive to artists of war time and Subsidized Period, and but now is no more to them. Many young artists are following three new arts: installation art, performing art and video art with direct social ideas, painting is only part of creations changing art basically which is called Post Modern Art. When the world is more globalized and “flat” according to the economists & new generation of Vietnamese, those have more opportunities to go abroad, admiring the international arts, working with international artists have been influenced more or less. However due to some of Vietnamese situations, the young democracy, the cultural life crisis, downgrades, the art industry is still not very professional, depending totally on the foreign buyers, each individual artist has to choose his own path in the society, in his life. "