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DiscriminationBy Phuc Thien Hoang

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US$ 5,000


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2020

Oil Paint, Oil on canvas

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Dimensions: 150cm (H) x 150cm (W) / 59.1" (H) x 59.1" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

The exhibition Hangover constitutes a selection of paintings by the young Ho Chi Minh City-based artist Phuc Thien Hoang, working in acrylic, oil, and mixed media. This is his first exhibition outside of Vietnam, and his second solo exhibition to date. Most of these canvases are bustling with figures—drinking, puking, kissing, dreaming—and the viewer becomes a bit of a voyeur, looking out from behind the eyes of the artist as he surveys the crowd.

The paintings take us into a dream world where the mundane interactions of daily life are imbued with the exaggerated intensity of the mythical conflict. What we see in many of these works (such as the eponymous triptych Hangover (2022)) is a sober person’s perspective on a drunken scene. Alternatively, the still-life Summer Fruits (2022) offers a break from the maddening crowd—consider it a glimpse of the morning after the hangover, when the headache is all gone.

 



Artist Profile

Born: 1995
Hometown: Binh Thuan
Based in: Ho Chi Minh City

Phuc Thien Hoang was born in Binh Thuan, Vietnam in 1995. He graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts in 2020.

Specialising in painting, Phuc held his first solo exhibition entitled Phuc: Cut, Draw, Paste, Place at Mo Artspace in Hanoi (2020). He also was awarded as a …

 

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