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Hung Khuynh

Businesses of Life

Businesses of Life

In HK
Childhood

Childhood

In HK
Going to Market

Going to Market

In HK
Harmony

Harmony

In HK
Hermaphrodite

Hermaphrodite

In HK
HK-16

HK-16

In HK
HK-17

HK-17

In HK
HK-20

HK-20

In HK
HK-22

HK-22

In HK
HK-23

HK-23

In HK
Poetic Inspiration

Poetic Inspiration

In HK
Sacrifice

Sacrifice

In HK
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

In HK
Springs Symphony

Springs Symphony

In HK

Biography

Hung Khuynh

 

  • Birth Date and Place: 1954, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • Graduated from the Hanoi Fine Art University, attended 1979 – 84.
  • Member of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association.

Hung Khuynh’s musical themed artwork is often based on the long-held Vietnamese musical ceremony, Ca Tru.

Ca Tru; Vietnamese Musical Ceremony

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I am a painter whose style depicts today's Vietnamese people in a very old portrayals. Folk games, ritual ceremonies and village festivals are transformed into colors and subtle shapes which appear rather witty, like funny stories in rural areas.

– Hung Khuynh

Born in 1954, Hung Khuynh is a 1984 graduate of Hanoi Fine Art University. Hung Khuynh has been called a National Treasure of Vietnam. It has even been said that, “no foreigners should be allowed to own Hung Khuynh’s art” because of the before mention comment. Hung Khuynh smiles at this and says his art is to be enjoyed by all people. Born in a small fishing village east and south of Hanoi, Hung Khuynh is a devout Catholic. His art influence as a child was from images he saw in the bible. Perhaps because of his early exposure to bible history, Hung Khuynh is fond of fables, legends and stories of the Vietnamese people. You will often see astrology, village ceremonies and mysticism in his paintings relating to these legends and fables. He often depicts today’s people in very old portrayals. Folk games, ritual ceremonies and village festivals have been transformed into vibrant colors and subtle shapes. His paintings appear to be real life leading to an unreal life in the past or in legends. Hung Khuynh’s paintings are in many corporate and government buildings in VietNam. International art collectors including the Prime Minister of VietNam, Nguyen Tan Dung own his work. His work has been exhibited internationally in Europe and Asia and has won numerous awards.

Awards

  • 1982 -Capital Fine arts Awards.
  • 1993 -Asian Fine Arts Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 1994 -Award of Vietnam Fine Arts Association.
  • 1994 -Solo Exhibition in Hanoi.
  • 1995 -National Fine Arts Prize “ Silver Medal”.
  • 2000 -Solo Exhibition at 16 Art Award.

Exhibitions

  • 1980 National Fine Arts Exhibition
  • 1985 Regular Graphic Exhibitions in Bulgaria

National Fine Arts Exhibition

  • 1986 Regular Graphic Exhibitions in Hungary
  • 1987 Regular Graphic Exhibitions in Czech and Slovakia
  • 1989 Pacific – ASIAN Fine Arts Exhibition in Moscow
  • 1991 Participating in International Graphic Competition in Japan
  • 1992 Solo Exhibition in Hue
  • 1996 Solo Exhibition 16 Ngo Quyen – Hanoi
  • 1998, 2000 ASIAN Fine Arts Exhibition in Hanoi
  • 1999, 2000 Vietnamese Oil Painting Exhibition in Beijing
  • 2001 Vietnamese Oil Painting Exhibition in Korea

Asian Fine Arts Exhibition in Bali, Indonesia

  • 2002 Vietnamese Oil Painting Exhibition with the subject: “Exchange between civilizations” the United Nations Headquerters in Geneva
  • 2004 Lacquer Painting Exhibition in Hanoi
  • 2006 Lacquer Fine Arts Exhibition Welcome to APEC Summit Meeting in Hanoi
  • 2010-2011 Lacquer Painting Exhibition in Hanoi