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Viet Nam Nostalgia

Bui Huu Hung
With time, lacquer art took shape and progressed. Three great artists were associated with this medium – Nguyen Gia Tri, Nguyen Tu Nghiem and Nguyen Sang – and their works seemed to have set the style of this art form. But in the early nineties, there appeared a new wave in Vietnamese lacquer painting. Mr Bui Huu Hung is among the artists of this “movement”. He has embarked on a risky venture. Indeed, no innovation is free from peril. He fully rejects the concept that an artistic language is limited by the artistic medium, and applies European chiaroscuro in the depiction of people and objects even though this is extremely difficult in lacquer work. A few predecessors had repeatedly tried to do it. 
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