|Artist Dinh Cong Dat (Source: internet)
Hanoian artist Dinh Cong Dat graduated from the sculpture department of Hanoi Fine Art University in 1994.
He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions across the nation and the world, such as Fielding Lecht Gallery in Texas, the US, the Bankside Gallery in London, and the Iskandar Gallery in Paris, France.
For this new lunar year, he introduced pig sculptures made from paper powder and immediately gained public attention.
Dat painted square patterns on the pigs’ backs, explaining that these depict the paddy fields that he came across whenever flying home after overseas trips.
“I think there’s more to tradition than the spiral patterns as commonly seen in Dong Ho paintings. As you may know when travelling by plane, images we see through the window are paddy fields and residential areas, and others. They are beautiful and they comprise our country,” he said.
“In my opinion, the pig symbolises sufficiency and wealth. So through my artworks, I would like to extend my best wishes for all of you in this lunar year,” he added.