Exhibition displays surreal paintings by painter Le Thanh Binh

A total of 20 oil paintings in surreal style by painter Le Thanh Binh, are being displayed at an exhibition entitled ‘Ky Uc Xuyen Khong’ (Memories of Travelling through Time), which opened in Hanoi on October 18.
Painter Le Thanh Binh (first from left) introduces his paintings to visitors at the exhibition.
Painter Le Thanh Binh (first from left) introduces his paintings to visitors at the exhibition.

This is Binh’s first solo exhibition after he participated in exhibitions at home and abroad, including countries such as China, Spain, Italy, and Bangladesh.

Born in 1979, Binh graduated from the Fine Arts – Stage Faculty of the Hanoi University of Theatre and Cinema.

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Binh’s paintings provide a “boom” in visual effect among viewers from the first look.

Following the surreal style, Binh’s paintings provide a “boom” in visual effect among viewers from the first look, then provoked their meditations on time.

Binh prefers painting on large-scale canvas, which he said allowed him to “think out of the box” and stimulate his creativity to the fullest.

According to art critic Vu Huy Thong, Binh’s paintings evoke the invisible presence of time, through the layout, colours, and arrangement of objects, which used to belong to the past, such as the village’s gate, the bamboo baskets, a sedge mat, and brass oil lamp.

The exhibition will run until October 24 at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

NDO