Artist Dao Trong Luu is displaying 15 abstract oil on acrylic paintings at the Tu Do Gallery in HCM City.
Merry Melodies: Overture Tet by Dao Trong Luu is among his 15 works on display at the Rhythm and Game exhibition at HCM City's Tu Do Gallery.
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HCM CITY —
Nhip Dieu Va Choi (Rhythm and Game) features works he created in Sa Pa this year like Overture Tet (Overture for Lunar New Year), Giao Huong Ngay Moi (Symphony for a New Day), and Tiec Da Khuc (Party of Nocturne).
"I love to be alone with music and paint," the 69-year-old painter says.
"I always begin my day with a ‘game' of oils, toile, acrylics, and melodies, and end with a symphony of colours.
"That's my art."
Luu, who was born in Ha Noi, and a graduate from the Ha Noi Pedagogic Fine Arts College, was a teacher, and founded the Youth Art Club at the Ha Noi Youth Culture Palace.•
In 1984 he worked as an assistant to the art director of the film Commandos of Sai Gon, and then worked and studied with artists Olivier Debre in Paris and Hashegawa in Zurich.
He has held several solo and group exhibitions in Viet Nam, Japan, South Korea, France, and Switzerland.
The exhibition will run until Sunday at 53 Ho Tung Mau, District 1. — VNS