Singaporean artist Ben Puah (whom we recently profiled here) will be presenting a solo exhibition in Hanoi titled “I LIKE HANOI AND HANOI LIKES ME” later this month. There will be 19 paintings made from acrylic, rice paper collage and wood assemblage on canvas.
Puah first fell in love with Hanoi when he visited it 17 years ago, and became inspired to create art that captures his relationship with the place.
“I still am a stranger to Hanoi even after many visits. But strangers have a way of capturing something perhaps locals can’t see. Think of Claude Monet painting ‘The Houses of Parliament’ in London or Liu Kang painting ‘Balinese dancer’ in Bali,” he says.
Supported by the National Arts Council and Vietnam Fine Art Association, “I LIKE HANOI AND HANOI LIKES ME” will be held from 16 – 28 Jan 2018 at Art Exhibition House, with the Ambassador of Singapore to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Catherine Wong Siow Ping as the Guest-of-Honour at its opening.
This is Puah’s third solo exhibition in Vietnam.