Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
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Acrylic painting on canvas by original artist. Hanh Kien – It’s been a long journey for Han Kien. A Vietnamese born artist, Kien studied art in Vietnam and Cambodia, and became captivated by the boundless possibilities of impressionism before the Communist took power in 1975. Unfortunately, under the Communist government, this style of painting was forbidden. “Education culture and art was all controlled”. He says to make a living under the new regime, he turned to portraits making his own charcoal by burning car tires and using the smokey residue. He became an unacclaimed artist but to Kien, success meant artistic freedom. He escaped 1st to Cambodia in 1982 and then to Thailand, where the top art in a refugee camp for years. He was able to immigrate in 1985. Dealers in this country he has fulfilled a lot of lifelong dream opening his own gallery, beautiful impression of the sculpture, paintings can textures is painting with how acrylic paint so that his images virtually leap off the canvas a heroin gold seems ready to take off if startled. An elephant and her baby seems ready to walk in the room. Kien creates commissioned commercial and personal pieces as well as his own fine art when art is created by the hand and the heart it makes art more powerful. He says this is my chance to create the style I’d like to do.