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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Pang Maokun

Born 1963 in Sichuan, China, Pang Maokun received an MA from the Sichuan Arts Institute in 1988. Pang frequently shows work in major exhibitions and has held seven solo exhibitions. From the age 16, his work has been shown in major exhibitions, including the 1984 “6th National Art Exhibition” in Beijing; the 1987 “1st Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition” in Hong Kong; the 1994 “8th National Fine Arts Exhibition” in Beijing; the 1997 “Chinese Art Exhibition” in Shanghai; the 1999 “9th National Fine Arts Exhibition” in Beijing; and the 2003 “3rd Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition” in Beijing. Pang showed work overseas as early as the 1980s and has taken part in academic visits in Paris and Amsterdam which provided further creative stimulus. Pang has shown his work in important overseas exhibits including the 1987 “Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting” in New York; the 1995 “Modern Chinese Oil Painting Exhibit” in Beijing’ the 1996 “Looking at Live from the Avant-garde” in St. Petersburg; the 2000 in Torgau Art Foundation in Germany; the 2001 “Chongqing Hot Pepper” exhibition in Germany; the “Sichuan Plot — Post-Cultural Revolution” exhibition in London; the 2003 “Chongqing Pepper” exhibition in the US; the 2004’s “Each Other” exhibition in France and ChinaToday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 2005.

Pang Maokun is not the type of intellectual who seeks social reform or the salvation of mankind or the society. He is more concerned with his own independent spiritual exploration and artistic creation, adopting an attitude of benign indifference to the dramatic changes in social life and to the prevailing cultural mediocrity. While keeping a distance from the daily life, Maokun concentrates in the perfection of his own character and in his artistic exploration – a way of spiritual self-salvation. Exactly in this kind of dogged spiritual pursue, we sense the independence of Chinese intellectual in this era of changing urban culture.

- Yin Shuangxi (art critic)

1963 Born in Chongqing, China
1980 Work “Abnormal” selected for the “Chinese Youth Art Exhibition,” wins the Recognition Award
1981 Graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts Subsidiary School
1985 Bachelor Degree from the Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts
1988 Awarded Master’s Degree and began teaching in the Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Academy
of Fine Arts
1993 Promoted to Professor

Van Anh Quan

Born in 1972 in Saigon, Vietnam

Self-taught and learning art for 10 years

Vu Tuan

Born : 1973 , in Ha Noi


1993 _Graduated from Music and Fine Arts college.

2000_ Graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University

and studied Printmaking from Maine USA.


1999_ Winner Nokia Arts awards – Vietnam.

2002,2003,2006_ Prize in Hanoi Capital Fine Arts exhibition.

2005_ Silver medal – National exhibition.

2006,2007_Prize award of Vietnam Fine Arts Association(Regional)

Ho Huu Thu

Full name Ho Huu Thu
Born 1942 in Nghe An province, Vietnam
1964 Graduated from the National Fine Art College of Saigon
Former professor of the National Fine Art College of Saigon before 1975


1960 Silver medal, the Fine Art Competition by ESSO

1990 2nd Prize, the National Fine Art Competition, selected collections in the National Art Museum of Hanoi and The Fine Art Museum of Ho Chi Minh City


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