Vu Thang is one of the most prominent, younger generation, lacquer painters in Hanoi. Traditionally used for decorative purposes, lacquer has in recent years been undergoing a revival as a medium of artistic expression in Vietnam. Vu Thang’s individual and non-traditional use of lacquer incorporates materials such as plaster, pebbles and cement. The layering of these elements results in a surface with marked variations in height and texture. His work is inspired by traditional Vietnamese art, ancient rock engravings, the sculpture of the funerary houses of Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands), and is informed by cubist influences.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
-Solo Exhibition at Sofitel Metropole Hanoi .
-Solo Exhibition at New Factory Gallery, Hanoi
-Solo Exhibition at Trang An Gallery, Hanoi
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
-Joint Exhibition “Asia Art link” at Vietnam Fine Art Museum
-Joint Exhibition “Viet land harmony art exhibition” in Germany
-Joint Exhibition “Young see” at Contemporary Arts Centre in Hanoi
-Joint Exhibition “Go to look for space” at Contemporary Arts Centre in Hanoi
-Participated in Vietnam National Fine Art Exhibition in Hanoi.
-Joint Exhibition “Asia - Pacific” at Queensland Art Gallery in Australia.
-Joint Exhibition at Co Do Gallery in Hanoi.
-Private Exhibition at the Fine Art Association of Hochiminh City.
-Joined in the Lacquer Painting Exhibition held at Munster Lacquer Painting Museum in the
Federal Republic of Germany
-Joint Exhibition at 16 Ngo Quyen Art Gallery in Hanoi
-Participated in Vietnam National Fine Art Exhibition