The Hanoitimes - At an exhibition in Hanoi, Ory Anna-Maria sets up her paintings as an album of West Lake that can be turned by visitors. The West Lake exhibition will run until October 30.
Anna-Maria is an Hungarian artist. It is her third exhibition in Hanoi following others in 2006 and 2010. The artist paints with acrylic and oil-on-canvas, expressing her love for Vietnam and Hanoi’s West Lake in particular. At the exhibition in Dong Phong Gallery at No 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street, West Lake, she uses deep and low tones.
West Lake Water Park painting was depicted from a corner of opposite building.
According to Anna-Maria, named the exhibition is West Lake because she painted most of the paintings at West Lake. She use techniques and select subject that mix the elements of East and West. Anna-Maria want to establish connections between the two cultures which nevertheless have a lot in common.
Living near West Lake, the female artist has fallen in love with the beauty of the area. It has taken her time to contemplate colourful scenery in Hồ Tây which has changed over time. For her it is intersting to follow the changes, like watching a national geographic movie.
The only black and white painting at the exhibition is of flowers. Anna-Maria want exhibition goers to change their emotions when they see her artworks. They are multicoloured and sometimes monochromatic.
The painter’s relationship with Vietnamese culture dates back to her childhood, when her parents shared their love for Vietnam with her. As a student at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, she met several Vietnamese artists who furthered her interest in the country, its people and its art forms.
She inherited the love of the Vietnamese culture as a family tradition. After her graduation at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2006, she had her first trip to Hanoi as an exhibitor.
In 2010 she participated at the Vietnam – Hungary contemporary fine art exhibition in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city. During 2016, Maria stayed in Vietnam and became familiar with the art and culture of S-shaped country. She has had solo and group exhibitions in Italy, Belgum, Czech, Germany and Bulgaria.