Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Security with new oil paintings by the female Vietnamese artist Dinh Y Nhi on 6 - 28 June 2009. Dinh Y Nhi is 42 years old and one of Vietnamís foremost artists. Maybe more than any other Vietnamese woman artist of her generation, she has earned her place amongst the most influential post Doi Moi artists to have emerged. She paints multi-layered oil on canvas works that are rich in texture.
As with many contemporary thinkers, Dinh Y Nhi rejects the notion of collective memory and its links to a past. Instead, her artistic practice has evolved from questioning the position of women in her Vietnamese society, and by withholding any solace, her imagery distils any stereotyped considerations of her gender. Totally unapologetic about any perceived notions about Vietnamese women, her use of raw colour, manipulation of depth, and the fusion of simplified forms Ė her work is distinguished by a balance of incisive draftsmanship and painterly modeling.
Dinh Y Nhi has exhibited extensively internationally, including USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, Philippines, Switzerland, Korea, China, India, Netherlands, and France. Her works are in the museum collections of the Singapore Art Museum, the National Art Gallery of Malaysia and Vietnamís Fine Art Museum.
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