Japanese, VN artists usher in summer

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A group of Japanese and Vietnamese artists in HCM City is showcasing works in oil and lacquer, watercolours and mixed media, as a greeting to summer.

The exhibition, Summer Meeting, displays 30 abstract paintings featuring the beauty of the natural world and landscapes.

Tokyo-based artist Kato Shojiro brings to the show his love of Viet Nam. He uses vivid colours to express his emotions and sensitivity. "My intention is to convey an impression about Viet Nam, through a foreign eye, to the local community," said Kato.

His Vietnamese colleagues, Nguyen Duy Linh of Hue City, Le Thanh Thu of Quy Nhon Province and Vo Xuan Huy of Quang Tri, display a contemporary taste.

Thu's art is a harmony of fine arts and poetry, expressed in a series of landscapes in blue and white.

His oil paintings on canvas depict white clouds on a clear and blue sky, mountains and waves of water.

A young talent, Huy is one of the few artists displaying abstract works in lacquer.

Linh's art is a gift of love presented to her homeland, Hue, a beautiful city in central Viet Nam.

He said the works are based on fond memories and his love of life.

The exhibition can be seen at the Tu Do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau Street, District 1, until July 28.

Japanese, VN artists usher in summer

Source: vietnamnews.vn (Jul 24, 2014)