Popular painter to put on “Sea of Love” show in Nha Trang
VietNamNet Bridge – Popular Vietnamese painter Pham Luc will hold a “Sea of Love” exhibition on October 14 at the Sunrise Hotel Nha Trang in the south-central beach city of Nha Trang.
A painting by Pham Luc – Photo: Courtesy of Organizers
Seventy-four paintings made of oil on canvas, silk and lacquer will be on display.
“We are delighted to welcome Pham Luc to Nha Trang to display his amazing works, and think that it will be a fantastic event for tourists, expats and locals alike,” said Colm Hutchinson of Discover Nha Trang magazine, in a statement. “The city has a small but growing art community, and we want to help promote the art scene in the region.”
Pham Luc was born in Hue, Vietnam in 1943, and raised in Hanoi. He was one of the painters in the Vietnamese army and was granted art awards by the Ministry of Defense in 1990. He currently lives in Hanoi and is one of the most renowned painters in the country. His works have been exhibited in France, Germany, the U.S., Australia, Singapore, Japan and Russia, and featured in the collections of Vietnam’s Fine Arts Museum along with the galleries of many international art collectors and curators.
This will be his first exhibition in Nha Trang. The organizers are Discover Nha Trang magazine and Pham Ha, the co-founder of Emperor Cruises Nha Trang and Halong Bay. Ha is an avid art collector.
This art exhibition will cover various painting genres including classical European styles of townscape, landscape, seascape, still life, figurative composition, intimate nudes and self-portraits. The works are done in a variety of classical painting media, including oil on canvas, oil on paper, and the artist’s trademark — oil on rice sacks; gouache and watercolor, as well as in the traditional Vietnamese lacquer technique.
Some of his older paintings have sold for over US$400,000. Luc has a collectors’ club with over a hundred passionate members in Hanoi.
Exhibiting both French and Vietnamese influences in his works, Pham Luc is a bridge linking the 20th and 21st centuries.
“Paintings by Pham Luc are attractive due to liberal lines and strange color tones which arouse much emotion in viewers, especially the paintings which feature Vietnamese characters, which makes them resonate with Vietnamese people,” said Pham Ha.
The show runs from October 14 to 22 at Sunrise Hotel Nha Trang, 12-14 Tran Phu in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province.