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Saturday 12th April 2014 Journey of the Soul - Solo Art Exhibition by Gifted Vietnamese Artist Tran Thanh Canh

Journey of the Soul
Solo Art Exhibition by Vietnamese Artist Tran Thanh Canh
 
12 - 30 April, 2014
Opening Reception : 12 April, 6 - 9 PM
Venue : Di Legno Gallery
 
In collaboration with arts consultancy Galerie K Moeller – Vietnamese Art, Di Legno is pleased to announce a solo exhibition held by talented 31-year-old artist Tran Thanh Canh from Vietnam. Titled “Journey of the Soul”, it will run from 12th to 30th April 2014 at the Di Legno Gallery off Tanjong Katong Road.
 
Presenting two collections of his latest works, Thanh Canh sought inspiration painting them from the essence of nature. In the landscape collection, his works pulsate with vast expanse of colour and bring vibrancy to nature’s best. In the figurative series, he uses metaphors to articulate the dynamics of a changing society and its impact on the traditional cultural values as witnessed in the young Vietnamese generation. The artist will grace the welcome reception on the opening day.
 
Having started drawing as a young kid prior to starting school, his talent was soon discovered when a group of artists found him painting on the sand by the beach in his hometown Phu Quoc. He has not looked back since, pursuing a passion which has brought envy to many of his peers. A recipient of numerous awards, he graduated as a top student with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Fine Arts of Ho Chi Minh City in 2009. Thanh Canh currently lectures in his alma mater and has been a professional artist since 2005.
 
Having witnessed Thanh Canh’s emergence from an aspiring artist to a prominent one today, Singapore-based arts curator Thanh-Kieu Moeller (of Gallerie K Moeller – Vietnamese Art) said: “He is an excellent arts educator and a promising artist for Vietnam. Thanh Canh constantly pushes himself towards new boundaries by experimenting with different mediums. Besides honing his skills on acrylic and oil painting on canvas, he is also well recognized for his works in other mediums such as silk, paper and 3-dimensional paper art. Such artistic flair allows him to combine both realism and surrealism to transform his intangible feelings and emotions for nature into tangible pieces of art that reveals his inspirations.”

Explaining the rationale behind his paintings, Thanh Canh added: “My artwork expresses my feelings for nature, portraying its beauty and exuberance through contrast in colour. I also paint to tell the journeys of mythological stories. Through my art, I create my own world where all the characters are free to evolve, going beyond the ordinary desire for Life.”

 

 

Posted on April 12th 2014 on 02:22pm
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