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Nguyen Thanh Binh. "Karate Kick". Oil on canvas. ND
Unframed: (80 x 95 cm); 31.5 x 37.4 inches.
Framed: (90 x 106 cm); 35.43 x 41.73 inches.
This work is framed in dark frame and is in excellent condition.
Dimensions listed above are for the painting size itself.

"Karate Kick" is a classic and exceptionally appealing oil painting by famous Vietnamese Post-Modern painter, Nguyen Thanh Binh. Here three children are dressed in karate attired, and two young Vietnamese boys stand and watch as a young girl, her dark hair in ponytails, instructions them on how to move. The composition, theme and dynamism in this painting makes it one of the artist's most compelling works. Painted in a simple manner, each figure is dressed in crisp white with touches of black for their hair, belts, and other details, and are depicted against a muted monochromatic background. In the typical manner of the artist, the figures are a luminous bright white, and the negative space that surrounds these three figures working together with the subject to create a harmonious composition.

Nguyen Thanh Binh (B. 1954, Vietnam) is famous for his paintings of individuals from his native Vietnam that capture a specific emotional moment in time, either experienced alone or in groups. His inherent stylistic theme is to present the figures usually dressed in whites and soft colors against simple backgrounds, creating compositions that are peaceful, thoughtful, sophisticated and harmonious. Nguyen Thanh Binh is one of the most well-known Vietnamese painters working today and has exhibited in Museums and Galleries internationally.

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Provenance:
  • The Artist, Vietnam. Present Colletion, Hong Kong.
  • Pickup Location: Hong Kong
  • Shipping Dimensions: 31.5 x 37.4 in. (80.01 x 95 cm.)
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