Le Quang Ha

born in 1963 – in Hanoi, North of Vietnam

Le Quang Ha graduated from the Hanoi Industrial College of Fine Arts in 1992.
The artist creates slightly disturbing, yet very intriguing painting avoiding traditional or academic subjects. Le Quang Ha chooses to address issues that many artists prefer to overlook or even ignore in their work. There is much vitality, meaning, and social critique in the brutal honesty of his art. With its ironic comments, his art addresses subjects, which the young generations of Vietnam are confronted with. The works present a sophisticated discourse on the clashes between tradition and the modern values of contemporary Vietnam.
In Vietnam, his art is still regarded as an outburst within the official and social framework. Nevertheless, it is the very controversy that he arouses which has become the leading indicator of the importance of his art. Le Quang Ha has participated in several exhibitions in Vietnam. He has also taken part in shows in Germany (1992, 1996, 1997), China (1993), Switzerland (1996, 2001, 2004), Hong Kong (1997), Japan (1998), USA (1998, 1999, 2006), Korea (1999), Indonesia (2001), and Great Britain (2005). His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan and the Singapore Art Museum.

  • Untitled - 1993 - 75x105cm - gouache on paper
  • Portrait Thanh - 1994 - 30x40cm - gouache on paper

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