Bui Huu Hung – Tradition meets modern sensibility in Vietnamese fine art

Whenever somebody mentions contemporary Vietnamese art, there are a few names that spring to the mind right away. Of these, among the very first ones that come to mind, is Bui Huu Hung. Undoubtedly, Bui Huu Hung is one of the most popular artists to have emerged from the Vietnamese art scene in recent times. Born in 1957, Bui Huu Hung hails from Hanoi, Vietnam. Bui Huu Hung works in the traditional medium of lacquer. It is the same medium that has produced some of the finest specimens of Vietnamese art. His lacquer works on conventional wood surfaces and nontraditional canvas are like the new Hanoi; while steeped moncler vest in tradition they are painted in a thoroughly modern context. Bui Huu Hung’s art is a splendid example of traditional moncler vest magnificence mixed with a modern sensibility.

Bui Huu graduated from the Hanoi Fine Arts University. Besides many conventional styles of painting, he also studied lacquer painting. Since 1975, he involved himself with this parti.lar mode by learning from other accomplished lacquer artists at traditional lacquer workshops. Today, he is a Member of the Vietnam Fine Art Association and has been a moncler vest member of the International Association of Lacquer Painters since 1996.

In an article published in the Heritage Magazine in August 1998, an eminent art critic once said, “If a picture is worth a thousand words, Bui Huu Hung’s haunting paintings tell a hundred stories.” Today, Bui Huu’s paintings can be seen at some of the finest galleries around the world, including Eastern Fine Arts Museum of USSR, Singapore Art Museum and Museum of Sydney. Bui Huu has a long string of private and collective exhibitions behind him. Some of the more important ones include: Exhibition of Lacquer Painting, in Vasava, Poland in 1982; Western Exhibition in Sophia, Bulgaria in 1983; “Art Spring”, Alliance Francais in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1993; “Lacquer International”, Fijiita Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan in 1996; “The Sacred Season”, exhibition with Nguyen Tu Nghiem at Notices Gallery, Singapore in 1997; “Past – Present”, Maison des Arts Europe Asie, Paris, France in 1997; “With Heart and Soul and Mind”, New World Art Center, New York, USA in 1998.

After years of a rather provincial existence, moncler vest Vietnamese fine art is finally coming out of the closet to present itself in its full glory before a wider audience. The growth of interest and the rise in popular enthusiasm about Vietnamese fine art have been truly phenomenal in the past few years. The last decade, especially, has witnessed a dramatic growth in the number of people world-wide taking an enormous deal of interest in Vietnamese fine art. It is safe to .ume now that Vietnamese fine art has finally come of age. Bui Huu Hung moncler vest is among the names which have become an integral part of this surge of interest.

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