Duong Senis a master artist of traditional lacquer painting in Vietnam. He uses traditional natural pigments, and the exceptional richness of colors and textures in his paintings are unmatched. The viewer sees in his paintings a mixture of purity and simplicity, yet sophistication and poetry, especially when he portrays young ladies and flowers. They all reveal a very distinctive personality.
Born in 1949 in Vietnam's central province of Nghe An, painting was his childhood dream and he became a self-taught artist. During wartime Sen was a soldier and only after the war he started his studies at Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University.
Duong Se's particular talent and strong identity made him an example and inspiration for young artists in Vietnam. In his lacquer paintings, Duong Sen uses traditional natural pigments and colours. He achieves an exceptional richness of colours and textures and is highly respected in the artist community in Vietnam.
Duong Sen’s paintings have been collected by most of the museums in Vietnam, the Art Museum in Taiwan as well as private collectors in France, USA, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Poland, Hong kong, Taiwan, Canada.
Duong Sen is a Member of the Viet Nam Fine Arts Association, Member of the Executive Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Fine ArtsAssociation. Sen received several notable prizes: Honorable prize from Philip Morris (1997-2000), Medal for Vietnam’s Fine Arts Career and Medal for Vietnam’s Literature and Arts Career‚ as well as several other prizes for his exhibitions in Vietnam.
1979 to 2003: Exhibitions of the Viet Nam Fine Arts Association
1993 to 2003: Group exhibitions (15 times) Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi
1997-1998: Solo exhibitions in Ho Chi Minh City
2001: Solo and group exhibitions in Germany
2004: Solo exhibition at Ho Chi Minh City’s Fine Arts Museum
2000, 2008 and 2009: Group exhibition in the USA and Singapore
2015: Group exhibitions in London by Hanoi Art House
2016: Group exhibition in Hanoi and 20th Solo exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.