Vietnamese Landscapes Painted by Phan Thu Trang.
Born in Hanoi, artist Phan Thu Trang paints decorative landscapes inspired by images of the city and Northern villages of Vietnam.
For those who love the radiance and freshness of Vietnam and its landscapes, the work of Phan Thu Trang will correspondingly please.
Trang’s naive, decorative works are characteristically Vietnamese. Making the genre of landscape her own, Trang simplifies individual elements to their bare essentials. With a limited palette, the artist employs texture to define her subjects. Smooth areas of bright monotone contrast with the lush, painterly impasto used to define tree leaves. A vibrant vaulted canopy of trees dominates spindly trucks.
Her works establish a form of narrative with a solo female cyclist eternally pedaling. The viewer knows neither from whence she came, nor her destination. With conical hat and downcast face she seems focuses and determined; struggling and cycling against the odds. As if caught up in an internal race against time, the cyclist ventures on through works representing various daylight hours. Works in green and white are akin to mid morning light, while works in shades of yellow,oranges and red exude the searing heat of the mid-afternoon sun in Vietnam.
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