"Autumn Love" by artist Dang Phuong Viet
Oil on canvas
H85 x W85cm
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dang Phuong Viet was born in 1972 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Viet graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University with a High Distinction. Viet won several prizes for his works; including the Hanoi Fine Arts Exhibition and several prizes in the Asia-Pacific Exhibition, ASEAN Fine Arts and the Vietnam Fine Arts Association.
Viet is famously known as Viet Sen, meaning "Viet Lotus". For almost 20 years Viet has been painting lotus - the symbol of beauty, purity and regeneration - in his unique modern style. His daring use of a broad "symphony of colours", ranging from acid greens to shocking fuchsia and burning red, is expertly harmonious. The viewer sees beyond the real beauty of the lotus and wanders into the world of imagination. He turns a lotus pond into the sea of lotus with endless waves of colours and emotions. Being a Buddhist, Viet's works are associated with the enlightenment. He said, “Buddha is likened to the lotus. Like a lotus that rises out of a muddy pond, Buddha rose above the defilement and sufferings of life”.
Over the years Viet has participated in several exhibition in Vietnam and overseas. He also involved in several social activities and donated paintings for auction to raise funds for poor children by Operation Smile Vietnam. Viet's paintings are displayed in numerous galleries and found in many private collections in Vietnam and overseas.