"˜Sprit Boat' - one of Do Tuan Anh's oil paintings on display at Craig Thomas Gallery. Photo courtesy of Craig Thomas Gallery
A new solo exhibition by Vietnamese painter Do Tuan Anh in Ho Chi Minh City is a journey from his rural childhood to his life in Hanoi as an artist and family man.
"Faraway," Anh's latest series of oil paintings which opened on Thursday at the Craig Thomas Gallery, depicts his rural village as "the spiritual foundation which forms the basis of my soul," the gallery website quoted the artist as saying.
"It depicts a man now living and working in his adopted home of Hanoi with memories of the countryside of the nearby Thanh Hoa Province where he was born and raised."
Anh said the collection was inspired by a taxi ride he took with a homesick Bangladeshi-born driver in Germany in 2010.
The taxi was decorated with images and souvenirs from the driver's home country, making Anh feel nostalgic for his childhood village.
"Faraway" aims to "turn people's attention to one's memories, spiritual foundations and roots," according to Anh. It brings the artist himself "peace from the hectic pace of modern life," he said on the website.
The collection will be on display daily, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., until September 29.
The Craig Thomas Gallery 27i Tran Nhat Duat Street, District 1 was opened in 2009 to support young and mid-career artists in Vietnam.
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