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Royal Showing

Dare to stare at this bold batch of over-sized canvases

While there is no blueprint for when an artist should achieve what might be called “success,” oil painting is not typically a medium where history has thrown up a large number of wunderkinder. Of course there […]

By |September 11th, 2018|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Tattooist

As the stigma surrounding tattoos fades, tattoo lovers are approaching their marks like art 

As a boy growing up in Nha Trang, Danis Nguyen would draw, paint and illustrate, intent on having an artistic, creative future. Many years later he’s not only realized that dream, but he is successful […]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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What A Relief!

Fleeting pleasures of life in vibrant woodcut prints

The duck peering over the broken bottom half of the egg in wood print artist Jack Clayton’s (www.jackclaytonart.com) piece on Vietnamese street food almost looks kind of cute until you see the other visual cues: tamarind, a hot […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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By Popular Demand

Jerome Peschard is a contemporary pop artist you should know

The pop art movement began in the 1950s and prospered in the 1960s in the US and UK, pulling imagery from popular and commercial culture as a means of generating more socially relevant commentary. This was a rejection of […]

By |August 25th, 2018|Art, Features|0 Comments
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On The Plus Side

MoT+++ and their artists to watch

MoT+++ is a new concept from the art space previously known as Dia Projects. The space will remain at its Binh Thanh location in Ho Chi Minh City while expanding its program to four main projects: the […]

By |August 18th, 2018|Art, Features|0 Comments
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Scratching The Surface

An artist rediscovers graffiti and himself in Saigon.

Trang bui, or Suby — as he is best known—is one of the graffiti movement’s most successful artists,  having exhibited his work throughout Europe and Southeast Asia for over a decade. Hence, then, my confusion […]

By |August 15th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Drag It Out

GenderFunk seeks to break gender stereotypes through creativity and sheer entertainment

Saigon is burning… but in a fabulous way. The event, titled as an homage to the film Paris is Burning, was the first amateur drag battle organized by GenderFunk. Queens competed for free beer, cash, and, […]

By |August 14th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Enter The Room

In conversation with popular YouTuber Akari and her mission to bridge Japanese and Vietnamese cultures

Started little over a year and a half ago by Japanese expat Akari Nakatani, the Ancari Room vlog on YouTube, which focuses on life experiences in Vietnam as well as cultural differences […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Art Direction

As one of the leading, important art galleries in the city, Oi asks Galerie Quynh to highlight works of three emerging artists they represent. Tran Duy Hung’s profile of the artists and their work are done with a keen, expert eye that allows us […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Arts, Design, Features|0 Comments
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The Saigon Spirit

A craft distiller taps pure sugar cane for a southern rum renaissance

Clement Daigre is part of a growing number of small distillers setting up in Saigon to produce some of the finest spirits money can buy. Almost unrivaled access to quality, organic ingredients from local […]

By |August 6th, 2018|Features|0 Comments