Vietnamese Artists | Hong Viet Dung
Hong Viet Dung was born in 1962 in Hanoi and graduated with a degree in Painting from the Hanoi Industrial College of Fine Art in 1984. He usually depicts figures standing in solitude, sometimes holding a simple object. He uses pale and distinctly muted colours to bring to the foreground the calmness and contemplation in his subjects. Dung is a devote Buddhist and what he conveys in his paintings is his kind of meditation. He seems to bring into his works the essentials basis for a painting, leaving the viewers to use them as a stage for creating their own images and reflecting upon them. Dung has exhibited in several countries: the USSR (1988), Germany (1994), Singapore (1995, 1996, 1999), Japan (1996), Hong Kong (1996, 1998, 2000), Norway (1997), USA (1998, 2001), Australia (1999) and Great Britain (1994, 1998, 2000). He has also participated in the Europ'Art International Art Fair in Geneva, Switzerland. His work is in the collection of the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum.
Article: in Asian Art News Magazine, May/June 1998. (s) = sold