Van Thoartist's profile
Born in 1938 at Thanh Liem district, Ha Nam province, Viet Nam
Graduated from the Ha Noi Fine Arts School
Member of the Vietnamese Fine Arts Association
Member of the Ha Noi Fine Arts Association
“… His creative style is at the same time traditional and modern. The great part of the colors used by him are pure and almost like the ones of folk paintings, some colors mixings in his paintings aim only to give the profusion and the sensitization to his creative palette. The shapes and the lines are all free and moving and that makes me think that, after sketching, his hand had to work with high speed to overcome his feelings.
I enjoy his paintings surprisingly in admiring his inspirations and the audacity in his new creative style.
Van Tho has changed himself incredibly in his creation. His painting is not a test or a research but a real beginning of a new way orienting to new successes and modernization, maturity and spontaneousness”.
Hoang Nguyen Ky, Journalist and painter
“Your paintings remind me the spirit of the cave paintings of the end of the stone age”
Le Van Lan, Historian
“Being mild in behaving but furious like the wild beast in painting, so young as all other young persons but he paints like children do. He has got good successes with his big lacquers and now he gets the same ones again with his new paintings of medium dimensions. I cannot know how many other dimensions could be suitable to his future painting, but I am sure that he will have new excellent harvest of creations with whatever dimensions, materials, in whatever time because his love for The Beauty has not been drained – some time is flaming as fir the first time. I believe that.”
Tran Tuy, Sculptor
“The painter Van Tho was very well-known with his big lacquers and oil paintings of great subjects shown at solemn places. And now again, he presents a new oil painting exhibition with bright colors, free painting brush style, delicious masses of colors, however his paintings are full of simplicity and nationality.
He works with the top of his force and lives by his carrier and that is really and admirable example of hard work and creation…”
Tran Khanh Chuong, Vietnamese Fine Arts Association
“Van Tho always manifests himself to be new, furious and full of individuality.”
Ngo Quang Nam, Fine Arts Department