(B. 1962, Vietnam)
Hong Viet Dung was born in 1962 in Hanoi and graduated with a degree in Painting from the Hanoi Industrial College of Fine Art in 1984. He usually depicts figures standing in solitude, sometimes holding a simple object. He uses pale and distinctly muted colours to bring to the foreground the calmness and contemplation in his subjects. Dung is a devote Buddhist and what he conveys in his paintings is his kind of meditation.
Dung has exhibited in several countries including Russia, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Norway, USA, Australia and Great Britain. He has also participated in the Europ'Art International Art Fair in Geneva, Switzerland. His also has a retrospective of work in the collection of the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Previously being a more prolific presence on the art scene, in recent years, Hong Viet Dung has slowed down the output of his works, often only producing 5 - 10 paintings a year, despite this he remains most likely Vietnams most famous artist.