This is the first time painter Tran Thi Duy Nga and sculptor Pham Trong Chanh have joined forces to introduce their unique works.
On December 18, a painting and sculpture exhibition of painter, Tran Thi Duy Nga and sculptor, Pham Trong Chanh, both overseas Vietnamese in France, was organized with the participation of numerous fellow overseas Vietnamese. Nearly 100 painting and sculpture works with themes about the country, people, history and culture of Vietnam will be displayed.
For a long time, in her mind, painter Tran Thi Duy Nga has always looked toward her hometown through hundreds of vibrant paintings with many styles, colours and sizes. In each of her paintings, she wants to express her thoughts and recollections of the beauty, uniqueness and charm of the unique culture of her homeland.
"I always carried nostalgia in my mind and it is expressed through art and paintings. Ambition and my memory are still about Vietnam. Every time I hold the brush, my first thought is of my hometown, which are landscapes, old images or present lives in the hometown.”
For sculptor Pham Trong Chanh, Vietnam’s history and culture have always been central themes he is particularly interested in. He wants to introduce his stone sculptural statues, including Lac Long Quan, Au Co, Saint Giong, An Duong Vuong and the legend of betel and areca, to help the public in France understand more about the history and culture of Vietnam.
The exhibition will help the French people to learn more about the culture and people of Vietnam, and overseas Vietnamese in France to have stronger links to their homeland.