Pham An Hai – Expressions & Abstractions

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Pham An Hai draws his inspiration from the city of his birth (in 1967)–Hanoi, its streets, its old architecture and its buildings, each with their individual character. These cityscapes evoke images of the artist’s beloved home town in various seasons or times of the day, in winter or in the red light of the evening sun. Sometimes there is a tranquil, romantic edge to his works. On that level, Pham An Hai’s cityscapes often simulate inner landscapes, landscapes of people, of their hearts and souls. Many of these paintings seem to depict memories of tranquility, while others, executed in more rapid and powerful brush strokes, seem to express urgency and anxiety captured in time. Having exhibited in both the West and widely in Asia, Pham An Hai’s paintings are now beginning to find their place in the permanent collections of some of the contemporary art museums of the region. The works illustrated in this volume range in date of creation from 1994 to 2007, providing the reader with an excellent view of this artist’s explorations over this period

CONTENTS

Foreword by Jorn Middelborg

The Art of Pham An Hai by Nguyen Quan

Abstraction and Insinuation by Phan Cam ThuongIn the Shadows of Hanoi by Shireen Naziree

Expressions Plates [42] Evanescence by Duong Tuong

Abstractions Plates [88]

The Silence of Sounds by Dang Xuan Hoa

Chronology

Published by Thavibu Gallery, 2007, ISBN 9789747348606

The book features works by Pham An Hai from 1997 to 2007, English text, hard cover, 26 x 26 cm, 159 pages, including 130 colour plates

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