Đặng Xuân Hoà
Graduating from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 1983, Đặng Xuân Hoà was one of the representatives of the post-Doi Moi era of practitioners, putting an end to the influence of impressionism and finding value in tradition. Hoà is an artist with a strong artistic instinct, with a unique way of creating a kind of drawing quite natural, less considered, more decorative. He often arranges his motifs in chaos, improvising in a disorderly space, including distortion, like the innocence of a child. Hoà’s paintings have a subtle color palette, rich in visual appeal. Portraits, people and objects are the main themes throughout the artist’s work. His still-lifes feature many decorative elements in vibrant colors, the self-portraits are expressive, with a familiarity with the self-portraits of Bui Xuan Phai and Van Gogh. Portraying the rawness of life, with a passion to depict the beauty of traditional objects and nature within their relationship to the events of history became the hallmarks of Đặng Xuân Hoà works and secured his place in the development of contemporary art in Vietnam. Đặng Xuân Hoà is a member of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association and a member of the Arts Council of Southeast Asia UOB. He is one of the first Vietnamese painters to have a residency in the United States with the support of the Asian Cultural Council and the Indochina Arts Partnership Foundation.Đặng Xuân Hoà has participated in many exhibitions in Vietnam and abroad and his works are in the museum collections of the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum (Hanoi, Vietnam), Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Malaysia and in private collections worldwide.