Nguyen Minh Son
Nguyen Minh Son, a painter of portraits, still life, abstracts and more, graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Hanoi in 2001. He is currently focusing on landscapes as a way to share his creative and unique views of Vietnam, using brilliant improbable colors in his village and countryside paintings and tending toward mono-chromatic with a splash of color in his city scenes.
In painting the landscapes of Vietnam, Minh Son synthesizes common and familiar features of the Vietnamese countryside - thatched roofs, boats, rivers, trees, bridges, villages, temples and ancient gates. Rarely does he add people, instead focusing on the scene, allowing his viewers to imagine an idyllic country life of quiet, industrious people. His paintings reflect how the landscapes speak to his soul, rather than the exact features and objects of an area.