Opening: Fri 08 Sep 2017, 6 pm
Exhibition: 08 Sep – 02 Oct 2017
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi
Tel: (024) 3716 3397
Manzi is proud to present ‘Beyond the Hills’ – a solo exhibition by Saigon-based visual artist Le Hoang Bich Phuong, one of the most prominent emerging artists in Vietnam.
Marking her return to silk work after a deviation to ceramics stems, in ‘Beyond The Hills’, Phuong is showing her new series of delicate silk paintings and a minimalist installation, dealing with the question about concepts of self consciousness, time and personal space.
‘Beyond the Hills’ is a part of Phuong’s visual diary which reflects her recent experience of loss, of life and death, it therefore, is a deeply personal work both in subject and production by an artist ready to listen to her intuition.
This is part of Manzi’s art programme supported by CDEF of the Danish Embassy in Vietnam.
LE HOANG BICH PHUONG
Trained in the art of silk and oil painting at the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University, Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng (b. 1984, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) often humorously explores the experience of living in a society where one has to wear a kind of disguise in society, hiding their true self within. Working between silk, ceramic, oil and installation, Phuong’s art is in part inspired by her 2011 residency in Japan, evident in her soft brushstrokes and ethereal use of color that is reminiscent of Japanese silk artist Utagawa and the contemporary paintings of Yoshimoto Nara.
Recent notable exhibitions include: ‘White, Black & Gold’, Japan Foundation, Hanoi 2015; ‘Above Under Sky’, Manzi Art Space, Ha Noi, 2014; ‘Occupy Utopia: Images Festival’, Aalborg, Denmark, 2014; ‘Peonia Dream’ (solo), San Art Productions + Phuong My Boutique, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2013; ‘A Transformative Disguise’ (touring solo), Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City & Japan Foundation, Ha Noi, Vietnam, 2012; ‘Women in-between: Asian Women Artists 1984- 2012’, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, 2012; ‘Sapporo Biennale 2011’ , Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, 2011; ‘Sai Gon Contemporary’, La Lanta Fine Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, 2011; ‘Talent prize 2010’, Vietnam Fine Arts University, Ha Noi, Vietnam, 2010.
Phuong currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.