Exhibition "The Street Dreams"

08.00 AM, 11/04/2016


08.00 AM

98 Tô Ngọc Vân, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội

With a history of thousands of years and through numerous vicissitudes with dynasties, Hanoi becomes city with rich and diversity architecture. But it remains for itself the antique soul of Asian beauty. This is the inspiration for numerous artists including Artist Nguyen The Duy. 

The exhibition "The Street Dreams" includes 12 works that are mostly on the subject of Hanoi with old streets and ancient temples. His works revive in our mind the image of an old Hanoi which was industrious, serene and peaceful. There was neither rush nor animation as in industrial cities, Hanoi “36 artisan guilds and old streets” with the interference of the local culture and the modern features of Western culture. But, from those pictures, what remains in the viewer’s artistic mind is the beauty of traditional art and the nation’s marked cultural identity.

Artist Nguyen The Duy was born in 1956 in Hanoi. His early paintings were made when he was in primary school. In 1983, he graduated the University of Industrial Fine Art. But until 1996, he no longer in state regular staff, he gave the whole mind to make painting with the subject of downtown. At present, Artist Nguyen The Duy is a member of Hanoi Fine Arts Association. In addition, he is a member of Hanoi Music Association, and the composer of "First Love" song.

His works on the leitmotif of “Downtown” is delivered to a lot of exhibitions all over the world such as: “Art Creative Studio” in South Korea, Solo exhibitions in Hygienic Gallery New London (USA), International Artist in Residence Program of Griffis New London (USA), and also numerous exhibitions in different cities in Vietnam. 

The exhibition "The Street Dreams" will be open on 10/04/2016 (for invited guests only), and take place at Toong - 8 Trang Thi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi from 11/04 to 11/05/2016.