Nguyen Hong Son
Hong Son was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1955. He graduated from the Hanoi School of Fine Arts and from Hue’s Fine Arts University where he later became a Lecturer. He is a Member of the Thua Thien-Hue City and the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Associations.
You can see many of his paintings in private collections throughout the world especially in France, Germany, Singapore and the United States of America. He specialises in using lacquer on wood, as well as oils and inks on canvas.
He believes that painting the same style can be boring not only for him but his followers, so he is constantly researching for new ideas which represent everyday rural life in Vietnam. These images catch the moment where the people are working hard in their fields yet they are also enjoying themselves when there is a festive occasion. He uses many different techniques but prefers to paint cubism and abstract style paintings, and is forever striving to express his true feelings and emotions in his work. He has been quoted as saying “I will continue to paint until I can no longer hold a brush.”