Vietnamese French artist’s painting exhibition in city

A painting exhibition titled ““Memory and Oblivion” presenting art works by Vietnamese French artist, Florian Nguyen, opened at the Institute for Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event displays 21 works using Chinese ink on canson paper.
Florian Nguyen was born in 1988 and is a visual artist. It was Florian Nguyen’s memories of his grandparents that inspired him to create paintings.

“My grandparents left Vietnam as a child. They had told me their childhood in Vietnam. The deepest memories lingered in them and changed them. I wonder about the process of saving and recovering memories so I decided to convey this thought into paintings. I’m not trying to describe these memories accurately but to express what I felt", he said.

The exhibition will run until June 17.

By Kim Khanh

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