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Minimalist artist Le THiet Cuong exhibits Zen-influenced paintings

Minimalist painter Le Thiet Cuong, one of Vietnam’s most famous contemporary artists, is presenting his latest works at the Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art (VCCA) in Hanoi.

Entitled Bong va Hinh (Shadow and Shape), the on-going exhibition displays 22 oil-on-canvas paintings created in 2016 and 2017. The artworks were inspired by the simple, familiar things in life: streets, houses, trees, rivers and furniture.

“These are the ingredients for my works, but perhaps they could be seen differently through the exhibition and evoke something else, rather than just being some shadows and shapes,” the artist said.

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