Following the successful showcase by Jeffrey Wandly (Singapore) and Pham Luan (Vietnam) in Hanoi to commemorate 45 years of Vietnam–Singapore relations, Maya Gallery is honoured to support a second exhibition, taking place in Singapore on Nov 26–29 at The Arts House.
Organised by The Embassy of Viet Nam in Singapore and the Viet Nam–Singapore Friendship Association (VSFA), The Viet Nam–Singapore Art Exhibition will feature paintings by Vietnamese artist Pham Luan and Singaporean artist Jeffrey Wandly. Both have painted landmarks and landscape scenes of both countries, reflecting their feelings, thoughts and sense of attachment towards each country.
2018 marks a special year for Singapore–Vietnam diplomatic relations. Following their successful showcase organised by the Singapore Embassy in Hanoi last May, this exhibition continues the year-long activities to commemorate the 45th anniversary of strong ties between Vietnam and Singapore.
“In 2018, our countries – Viet Nam and Singapore celebrate their 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties. We are witnessing a golden era in our bilateral relationship. Viet Nam and Singapore are natural partners who are closely linked with each other by cultural similarities, geographical proximity, and similar regional and international benefits. What we have today comes from sincerity, trust, mutual understanding, and a shared vision for the ASEAN Community.
Apart from the reliable political relationship and deep linkages in economics, trade, and investment, the co-operation in education-training, tourism, culture, and people-to-people exchange has also been flourishing. Tens of thousand Vietnamese people live and work in Singapore, and many Singaporean people are also living and working in Vietnam. They are the bridge that helps boost understanding between people of both nations. To this end, the Embassy of Viet Nam in Singapore and the Vietnam–Singapore Friendship Association jointly organise the Art Exhibition, introducing artwork by Vietnamese artist Mr. Pham Luan and Singaporean artist Mr. Jeffrey Wandly. Their showcase was successfully presented in Ha Noi, Viet Nam last summer.
This Exhibition is part and parcel of series of activities to be carried out by the two nations, marking a special year for Viet Nam – Singapore relationship. Looking back at all the achievements over the past 45 years, we do believe that the prospects of the Viet Nam–Singapore relationship are quite bright within the shared ASEAN Community, benefitting the people of both nations, and furthering peace, co-operation, and prosperous development in the region. Hopefully, this showcase of artwork in Singapore is also a success story in the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples."
H.E. Mr Vu Viet Ngoan
President, Vietnam-Singapore Friendship Association
Jeffrey Wandly (b. 1964, Singapore) had his first solo exhibition in Busan, Korea in 2014. He has also exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Vietnam. His works can be found in the collections of Vietnam\'s Deputy Prime Minister Mr Pham Binh Minh, government ministries, organisations and private individuals. Known for capturing heritage and historical landmarks, Jeffrey paints in his own distinctive style of intuitive and fluid strokes. As co-founder of Maya Gallery, which promotes Singapore artists internationally, he also gives talks and mentors young artists.
Pham Luan (b. 1954, Hanoi, Vietnam) had his first-ever solo exhibition in Hanoi in 1991. During his second one-man show in 1994, he met the owners of Galerie La Vong. They invited him to have his first solo exhibition abroad at their gallery in Hong Kong later the same year. Since then, he’s had many solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, New York, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. Pham Luan’s works are in the collections of the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and the Vietnam National Assembly House. His paintings are also in the private collection of HRH the Duke of York and many international private collectors.