Pham An Hai, Lotus #1, 2012, Oil on canvas, 125 x 80 cm, US$ 6,000
Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Mirage with new oil paintings by the Vietnamese artist Pham An Hai.
Pham An Hai is one of Southeast Asia's foremost painters of abstractions. He is also an excellent painter of figurative art and started out as an artist doing expressionistic paintings and moved on towards abstraction. His oil on canvas works have developed into larger and bolder canvases over the years, layered and richly textured.
His paintings are inspired by landscapes, cityscapes and nature, but he offers his own personal interpretations of these familiar themes. In the current exhibition Mirage, he focuses on the Lotus because as he says: "The Lotus is beautiful and full of emotions - it has a delicate, classy beauty and also evokes harmony and is symbolic for Hanoi. I am not describing the Lotus literally in my paintings, but rather through the emotions it evokes in me".
Pham An Hai is 45 years old and one of Vietnam's most internationally recognized artists. He holds a Master of Fine Art from the Hanoi Institute of Fine Art and has taken part in international exhibitions all over Asia, and also in the USA, UK, Italy, Belgium, Dubai and Australia.
You are kindly invited for the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 15th September 2012 at 17:00 (5 pm)