Luong Luu Bien

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Artist: Luong Luu Bien

Luong Luu Bien was born in 1975 in Phan Thiet City-the Central part of Southern Vietnam.
After high school, he went to the Southern part of Vietnam to attend to the College of Fine Arts of Dong Nai Province, and graduated in 1996. Then, he studied at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Arts in 2003 and currently pursues his Masters of Arts in this University. Since that time he has selected Saigon as the place of his passion and creative quest.

Bien had a sad childhood because his parents were divorced when at his tender age. He was somewhat lacking of self-confidence and affection in his interaction with other people. Books were almost the whole world to him. He enjoyed books that write about famous painters, about their ways of living, about their love for human beings and nature, how they observe everything and trying to discover beauty and the meaning of life with all their sincere feelings in an unbiased manner. He share the same passion with the artists who sacrificed a secure and quiet life to devote themselves to art, engaging in the search for another kind of peaceful existence, to protect their blazing souls forever on fire.

Bien loves the works of Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Jackson Pollock. He also loves the Oriental wash-drawing with Chinese ink and the expressionism of the Western art. He has been influenced by the representation of lacquer works and sculpture. In deep respect of the surface of materials, his paintings often give an impression of mass and volume; therefore he enjoys further development of pottery sculptures that bear the same spirit of his series of paintings about breakdown and alienation.” For the same reason, over the past seven or eight years, Luong Luu Bien has distinguished himself among the rare artists of Vietnam remarkable for their researches and innovation in materials and painting surfaces.
“My paintings do not aim at describing anything concrete, physical. They mainly express themselves through various figures and personalities, with nuances of feeling representation, and attitude towards my own person and other people,” said Bien, about his works filled with anguish.

Education:

  • 1996- Graduated from Dong Nai Province Fine Arts College
  • 2003- Graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University
  • Member of Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association
  • Member of Vietnam Fine Arts Association.

Exhibitions:

  • 2001: Group exhibition in Zone No 6.
  • 2002: Finalist of exhibition organized by Philip Morris
  • 2002: Finalist of Young Eyes exhibition
  • 2003: Group exhibition of Zone 6
  • 2004: Group exhibition of Zone 6
  • 2005: Solo exhibition at Mai Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2006: Group exhibition Young Artist in Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2007: Group exhibition Young Artist in Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2008: Solo exhibition at Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association.
  • 2009: Fossils – Solo exhibition at Craig Thomas Gallery
  • 2010: Group exhibition “Ho Ve Ho” at Craig Thomas Gallery
  • 2010: Group exhibition “Diesis” in Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2010; Group exhibition “Ho Thay” at Craig Thomas Gallery
  • 2011: Group exhibition at GAIA Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    • Group exhibition two artists at Gallery Daewoo, Yeok Sam, Korea
    • Group exhibition at Cactus gallery, Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2012: Evolution – Solo exhibition at Craig Thomas Gallery

Awards:

  • 2001: Certificate of merit from Vietnam Fine Arts Association
  • 2002: Certificate of merit from Vietnam Fine Arts Association, Certificate of merit from Philip Morris Awards
  • 2006: Award from Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association at the Zone No 6 Third prize from “Investment” exhibition.
  • 2007: Certificate of merit from Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.
  • 2008: C prize from Exhibition in Section VI
  • 2011: Award price from Exhibition in Section VI
  • 2012: Award from Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association, Same class prize from “Investment” exhibition.
  • 2014 : Asia Contemporary Art Show in May 15th-18th, Hong Kong.
  • 2014: Asia Contemporary Art Show in October 2th-5th, HongKong.
  • 2014 :Group Exhibition in August 22nd-24th Asia Hotle Art Fair, Korea.
  • 2014: Group Exhibition in July 18th-20th PAKROYAL Hotel, Singapore.
  • 2014: Group Exhibition in July 18th-20th PAKROYAL Hotel, Singapore.
  • 2014: Orient Painting Comtemporary Art Exhibition at The Art House, Singapore.
  • 2015 : Group Exhibition in May 19th-23rd in, YOGYAKARTA&SAIGON,HCMC Fine Arts
    Association, Vietnam.
  • 2015: Group Exhibition in Jun 13th-17th ION Ochard Gallery, Singapore.
  • 2015: : Group Exhibition in Jun 19th -27th, YOGYAKARTA&SAIGON, Indonesia.

past exhibitions

Soul & Art

Asia Contemporary Art Show

May 15th - 18th 2014, Hong Kong

Art Apart Fair

18th - 20th July 2014 Singapore

Asia Hotel Art Fair

22nd - 24th, Aug, 2014 Korea

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