Bui Huu Hung
Bui Huu Hung is a lacquer artist born in 1957 in the seat of war of Vietnam’s northern capital city of Hanoi.
His works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Asia, Europe and the United States.
His fascination for lacquer came at the age of 18 and has remained within his brush strokes until this day.
In an attempt to preserve the age-old art form, he traveled to numerous small villages in his youth in search of the ancient Vietnamese technique of lacquer painting.
Following a stint of combat duty in 1978, he attended the École de Beaux Arts, where he continued his study of traditional lacquer. Since his debut international solo exhibition in the 1990s, Hung has been, and to this day remains a prominent and influential figure of the Vietnamese art world.