Viet Nam lacquer exhibition in Singapore
Update: Jun 14, 2017
Two lacquer paintings by artists Nguyen Gia Tri and Phi Phi Oanh are being exhibited at gallery 1 of the National Gallery of Singapore.

The exhibition themed ‘Radiant Materials’ aims to help viewers experience the beauty and versatility of Vietnamese lacquer painting through the work of two artists - one modern and one contemporary - who have positively contributed to the development of this unique art form.

Nguyen Gia Tri is a Vietnamese artist known for his innovative use of lacquer in the 1930s as an expressive medium for modern painting.

In a special commission for National Gallery Singapore, contemporary artist Phi Phi Oanh responds to Nguyen Gia Tri’s monumental 1936 painting ‘Les Fées’ (The Fairies).