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"Recent Oil Paintings"
- Le Thong
1- 30 September 2003After the success of his first exhibition at Zee Stone Gallery, we are proud to present a collection of recent oil paintings by the talented Vietnamese artist Le Thong.
The realistic representation of the serene, regal faces and slender hands of Le Thong’s subjects blends into an abstract background of intensely coloured, textural layers. The partially visible figures and sublime tones lend the work an ethereal quality.
Le Thong was born in 1961 in North Vietnam, into an artistic family. His father, Le Thiep (1924-2000) was a well-known artist who taught at the Hanoi Fine Art University, where Le Thong now is also a lecturer. Le Thong studied both in Hanoi and at the Kiev Academy in Russia, where he underwent strict and systematic training. Several of his works have been collected by the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum. In 1999, he won the Philip Morris Asean Art Award and in December 2000, he was awarded a silver medal (the highest recognition) by the National Fine Arts Exhibition.