Young artist Quynh Giang’s woodcuts on display
Giang said that 26 woodcut sets, of which some sets consist of six or less prints, all follow the trend of expression blended with surrealism. With only two colours, the colour of wood and black, most of works on display, depict a strong inner feeling of the artist herself and her friends, her relatives: a feeling of loneliness and torment in life.
Giang said ones of her favourite works on display are the six woodcut set ‘Me Boi Trong Nuoc’ (Mother Swimming in the Water) and ‘Tieu Duong’ (Diabetes). The image of fish swimming in the water, ‘Mother Swimming in the Water’ implies the hardship of mothers in present days who always have to make their efforts for both their office work and homework. ‘Diabete’ reflects a struggle for life. Giang said she likes the work as many of people she knows are suffering from this uncured disease.
Born in 1978 in
This is the third individual exhibition but the first on woodcuts of young artist Quynh Giang. Her first and second individual exhibition on oil paintings were held in 2002 and 2004. She has also joined in six group exhibitions in the country and one in
Giang won first prize at the fourth ‘Young Vision’ competition in 2004 which was for under 35 year old graphic artists. She also attended a three month training at the Paris Fine Arts University as a reward for the first prize winner.
The exhibition opens today and runs until May 17.