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Nguyen Thanh Binh
Born in 1954 in Hanoi, Binh studied at the Hanoi College of Fine Arts and then at the Gia Dinh National College of Fine Arts in Ho Chi Minh City.

Binh is greatly influenced by the ancient Chinese paintings tradition and old Japanese woodcarvings where space is an integral part of the composition. Binh's work therefore has large areas of space which bring depth and serenity to his subjects. His paintings also explore the simplicity of Japanese Haiku poems and the Chinese alphabet. By omitting, little by little, the unnecessary details, Binh captures the shimmering essence of color which gives a sense of movement and elegance to his works.

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