Exhibition showcases Polish painter’s affection for VN
Artworks inspired by flora and landscapes in Vietnam by Polish painter Marta Kisiliczyk are on display at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, No 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi.
|Polish painter Marta Kisiliczyk has been inspired by flora and landscapes in Vietnam. — Photo courtesy of Vietnam Fine Arts Museum|
The exhibition entitled Transformation, which includes 17 paintings, is part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and Vietnam.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung thanked Kisiliczyk for her affection for Vietnam and its people.
According to him, Vietnam and Poland have had a friendly relationship throughout the 70 years since the two countries established diplomatic relations on February 4, 1950.
Vietnam is the third-biggest partner of Poland in Southeast Asia while the country is the largest trading partner of Vietnam in central eastern Europe.
The two countries' two-way trade turnover in 2019 reached nearly US$2 billion.
Dung added that he would co-chair the political consultations between the foreign ministries of Vietnam and Poland tomorrow, which is also one of the activities to mark the anniversary.
Polish ambassador Wojciech Gerwel emphasised the significance of the celebration, expressing his delight at the opening of Transformation in Hanoi.
He also expressed his thanks for the support that Vietnam has given to Polish doctors in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
At her new solo exhibition, painter Kisiliczyk presents her abstract impressions on beautiful Southeast Asia’s nature, particularly of Vietnam.
|A painting entitled Born A New by Polish painter Marta Kisiliczyk. — Photo courtesy of Vietnam Fine Arts Museum|
"I have fallen deeply in love with the objects or landscapes I am painting,” she said. This is immediately apparent when viewing her rich and evocative images.
Born and educated in Poland, Kisiliczyk completed her master's degree in painting and textile art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where she enjoyed success at joint and solo exhibitions.
Following that, she lived in London for over a decade to reach a broader audience, establishing herself in one of the world’s most important art markets.
The painter’s deep connection with nature has been an endless and exciting source of inspiration for her art.
Pursuing a passion for travel, she has spent the last few years travelling the world discovering new landscapes and honing her perception of the natural world that inspires her oil paintings and murals.
She is currently living in Vietnam, which has become a home to her for more than a year now.
Transformation will run until November 19. VNS
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