Artist name is Lieu Nguyen. Full name is Liêu Nguyễn Hướng Dương.
1975: Born in Tra Vinh, Vietnam
1996: Graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts College
2001: Graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts
2003: Member of Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association
Lieu Nguyen artworks are collected locally by collectors in Vietnam and overseas in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Germany and USA.
1996: Participated in young artist exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2005: Group exhibition at Hanoi Studio in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2005: Solo exhibition at Hanoi Studio in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2000: Certificate of merit awarded by Asia Pacific Contemporary Fine Arts Exhibition organized by Philips Morris
2005: Award granted by Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association
2006: Award granted by Australian Consulate General of Ho Chi Minh City and City of Melbourne for “Young Artists Grant Program”
“To create my artworks give me memorable moments. The paintings and myself share our innermost compassion. To me, imagination which has kind of strange power is always more interesting than reality. Perhaps, it is a world of my own, those beautiful landscapes are mine or because I am living in the world of landscapes. They reveal a vigorous strength of life, natural, no purpose, serene yet lonely.
Spring, summer, autumn, winter then spring again. I wallow myself in forests, flowers where life is vibrant the most at every moment. There, I sense the beauty of nature, a true friend who never asks for anything else than exposing its purifying beauty.”