Korean-Vietnamese art contest names winners

Big winner: The awarding-painting by Pham Thuan (Source: internet)

Hanoi (VNA) – Artist Pham Thuan
has won the first prize at the painting contest held by the Korean Cultural
Centre and the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s department
of exhibition, photography and fine arts.

The award ceremony was held early this week
to honour the winners including second prize Le Anh and third prize Nguyen Ngoc

“It is a really big surprise for me,”
said Thuan. “When I decided to take part in the contest, I just thought
that it would be a good chance for me to show my paintings.”

Entitled Tinh Hoa 2017 (Quintessence 2017)
the oil-on-canvas, 120cm-by-146cm painting features a young girl and a man
behind in Korean traditional hanbok costume with a background including a dish
of kimchi, leaves representing for ginseng and national flower of Korea.

“I chose quintessence as my theme
because I think that it could include everything from cuisine, costume and art.
I didn’t know much about Korea culture until I participated in the
contest,” said the artist.

After graduating from Vietnam Academy of
Fine Arts (VAFA) in 2011, Thuan has worked as designer for different companies.
His works were selected to display at the National Fine Arts Exhibition 2015
and the Fine Arts Exhibition of the Red River Delta Area in 2013.

The first prize will include a visit to the
Republic of Korea and a solo exhibition at the cultural centre.

The painting contest, entitled Korea,
Traditional and Modern, is one of many activities in different fields to
celebrate the 25th diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and the RoK in 2017.

It was held for local artists under the age
of 45 to discover Korean culture and promote cultural exchange between the two
countries. Fourteen finalists’ works are on display at the centre until July
16, No. 49 Nguyễn Du Street.

This is the second time a painting contest for
Vietnamese artists was held by the cultural centre with financial support of
Hanse Yes24 Culture Fund.-VNA 

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