When: September 15 – October 29, 2016
Where: Galerie Quynh
Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Galerie Quynh presents Hopscotch, a duo exhibition providing new paintings through emerging artists Do Thanh Lang and Hoang Nam Viet.
Do and Hoang showcase two unique assortments of work, delivering a social message as well as a contemplation on the nature of freedom. Markedly different but complementary, their work share mutual topics showing freedom and transgression. Belonging to the new generation of young Vietnamese, they collaborate for the first time with the Gallery Quynh.
Do Thanh Lang’s compositions include faceless figures and hypnagogic settings reminiscent of Italian Giallo movies (popular horror film in the 1960s – 1970s) wile Hoang’s work is inhabited by mysterious characters and represents friends and people with hope, affection, and melancholy but also with some odd inquisitive motions.
“Photos on the social network, newspaper and pictures were taken by me when going out is the main material for the artwork. I have integrated them randomly in different layers to find a space, an atmosphere that can surprise me. It can be called a dream, a novel with scattering shapes and characters,” shared Lang.
Hoang Nam Viet dedicated this exhibition to his friends and other ‘dreamers’: “Tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day,” the artist states. “My paintings are inspired by daily things, from my daily life to social issues. My work is like a story about my surrounding, and I want to remember all by putting them into my works” states Hoang. In the meantime, one little hopscotch square at a time!
About Gallery Quynh
Established in December 2003, the Gallery Quynh works with a select group of emerging, mid-career and established Vietnamese artists. The gallery also exhibits the work of distinguished artists from around the world. In keeping with its mission to support education and develop an infrastructure for the arts in Vietnam, the gallery collaborates with artists, curators, and art spaces locally and internationally to organize talks and lectures as well as to produce publications in English and Vietnamese. In May 2014 the gallery founded the non-profit educational initiative, Sao La. Spearheaded by Ho Chi Minh City-based artists Tung Mai and Nguyen Kim To Lan, Sao La’s public programs include exhibitions, film/video screenings, workshops and lectures with the local and international partner.
More information: www.galeriequynh.com