Le Khac Cuong
Le Khac Cuong is a Vietnamese painter who expressive figurative works act as an adventure into the unknown in which he explores varying levels and styles of abstraction. Coming from a realist background, Le found himself losing interest in representing things as they were, and instead decided to pivot his practice into expressionism and abstraction as a means of both creating new challenges for himself as well as striving for the greater freedom of expression that can be found in abstract work. Inspired by the 19th and 20th century masters, Le’s work take cues from various movement include expressionism and cubism, and have a distinctly 20th century European quality to them, while still asserting their own freshness and distinct style. The subtlety of color and nuanced treatment of the surface allow Le’s work to display the careful and meticulous thought and care that inevitably goes into each painting. Further, through the depiction of the figures themselves and the composition of the spaces they inhabit, Le is able to evoke hauntingly meditative and tranquil feelings that almost feel like gazing through a window to a world of the past.
1972 : Born in Hung Yen Province, Vietnam.
1997 : Graduated from Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts
Currently living in Hanoi, Vietnam
Has been working as a full time artist since 1995
1997 : annual exhibition held by Hanoi Art Organization “Autumn Hanoi“ Oct, 1997
2005 : solo exhibition - painting’s exhibition “At the Corner“ at private studio in Hanoi – Vietnam
2012 : solo exhibition - sculpture’s exhibition “Corner“ at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi, Vietnam
2019 : group exhibition - painting’s exhibition “Fall Equinox” at Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA