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German, Indian artists hold common painting exhibition in central Vietnam

Friday, December 05, 2014, 19:16 GMT+7
German, Indian artists hold common painting exhibition in central Vietnam
A work by German artist Claudia Blaesi

Paintings created by two German and Indian artists are sharing their space in a collective exhibit, which is taking place in central Vietnam until early next week.

The collective exhibition features two collections by German artist Claudia Blaesi and her Indian counterpart Satadru Sovan Banduri.

It is running until Monday at New Space Art Foundation, at 15 Le Loi Street, Hue City, located in the central region. 

This is the second time two representatives of Europe and Asia have showcased their art side by side at the Hue center.

Claudia Blaesi’s “Unique Footsteps” is comprised of 18 medium-size works on different kinds of materials.

She said while her previous work was abstract paintings and oil on canvas, this residency at the center drove her to explore a new body of work.

“I decide to work on the cultural collection of media sources, which helps me learn more about Vietnamese cultural connotations. My artistic soul is driving me to find social media interpretation in many places within Hue City,” she elaborated.

Meanwhile, Indian artist Satadru Sovan Banduri’s “Debonair Coins” collection boasts paintings on paper, digital paintings, and video artworks.

He said his work is multi-disciplinary new media art practices.

The artist works with many discourses of medium ranging from dialogue, Lens-based art to Techno-soft-realism, and his voicing is also installation, video art, sound art, Led twinkle light and improvised performance.

The subject matter in his work involves socio-cultural changes in a global society and the post cyber movement.

“I am inquisitive about how cultural experiences have shaped us all, where these distinctions overlap, and where unique, hybrid and unconventional cultural forms emerge with a trans-cultural gender vocabulary,” he said.

Banduri’s paintings are like two facets of a coin, and pairs of paintings bear the same title. Some are also shaped as coins.

In his artwork, several tiny objects are magnified on purpose and placed next to the images of castles and temples and characters from Indian tales, creating Bollywood’s cinematic special effects.
The exhibit is jointly organized by the New Space Art Foundation and Phuong Nam Cultural Center-Hue Traditional Crafts Village.

The first collective exhibit of two European and Asian representatives – a Taiwanese artist and his German counterpart – at the New Space Art Foundation took place in November last year.

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