Paintings by overseas Vietnamese artist showcased in Hà Nội

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Artist Minh Đàm. Photo courtesy of the Polish Embassy in Hà Nội

HÀ NỘI — The Polish embassy in Hà Nội will organise an exhibition of landscape paintings by a Polish-Vietnamese artist in the city’s centre from June 14-18.

Minh Đàm’s exhibit Fantasy on Polish Airs will be running at the Việt Nam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyễn Thái Học Street, Ba Đình District.

The event includes numerous watercolour paintings of landscapes, streets, and people in Poland, where he has been for many years, as well as a number of other European nations he has visited, as well as Việt Nam, where he was born.

Minh told Việt Nam News that he had planned to release artworks relating to Poland for a long time.

“This exhibition is dedicated to the country in which I have spent most of my life. It has been 31 years filled with love and peace – and more to go! My watercolours depict what I love about Poland: beauty and peacefulness. I dedicate them to the place that has made me become who I am today”.

‘The rainy day in Warsaw’ by Minh Đàm.

Minh disclosed that he hopes that this exhibition would help bring the Polish cultural identity to Việt Nam, where he was born.

Expats frequently have a sense of longing for their home country. Like Fryderyk Chopin, he composed his most unique compositions about Poland while residing in France,” he said.

“For myself, when I travel to Việt Nam, I enjoy introducing Vietnamese people to the beauty, culture, historical significance and unique aspects of Poland. However, whenever I am in Poland, I never forget that I am Vietnamese and make efforts to educate my Polish counterparts about Vietnamese culture and history.”

“Bringing these works to Việt Nam, I hope that the audience will be able to experience the beauty of Poland through the eyes of a Polish-Vietnamese artist. Hopefully, although the geographical distance between the two countries cannot be changed, the distance between the two cultures and people will get closer.”

Artist Minh was born in Hà Nội and moved to Poland at the age of 7. He is one of the most influential watercolour painters in Poland. He is also the co-founder of the Polish Watercolor Association.

Minh actively participates in international art competitions and events, as well as opening workshops in Europe and China. In addition, he is involved in the fields of architecture, interior design and photography. VNS

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