Dao Thanh Dzuy is a talented Hanoi artist known particularly for his sensitive, graceful depictions of female nude figures in both ink and colour on paper and oil on canvas. Often viewed from the back, his subjects are frequently captured in reflective poses and evoke a mood of quiet reverie, sometimes bordering on melancholy.
Born in 1959, Dao Thanh Dzuy graduated from the Hanoi College of Fine Arts, and later pursued further studies at the Fine Arts University of Slovenia. After spending many years as a part-time set designer for the Vietnamese Theatre House, since 1991 he has focused solely on painting. A strong Western influence is evident in his work. In many respects - the subtle nuances of ink and colour, the clear outline of the female form - Dzuy’s figures recall Picasso’s “Blue Nude” of 1902. At this time, Picasso began to treat his subjects with sympathy rather than observing them ruthlessly as before. A similar compassionate tenderness is evident in Dzuy’s work.
Dzuy’s drawing skill and mastery of light and shade is such that his work is fresh and apparently effortless. Executed in a muted, almost monochromatic palette, his slender, beautiful nudes have a wistful air, revealing the artist’s romantic nature but stopping short of sentimentality.
|1959||Born in Hanoi|
|1982||Graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University|
Graduated from Fine Arts University of Slovenia
After working for many years as a part-time set designer for the Vietnam
Theatre House, became a full-time professional artist
Member of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association
|2002||Group exhibition, "Summer in the City", Zee Stone Gallery, Hong Kong|