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                                                        elements: rhythm, movement, texture, color, eliciting   interpretation of the plastic event. A new painting
                                                        an emotional engagement through the strength of         emerges from the discovery and imagination of the
                                                        its composition and conveying the shifting of           onlookers who become instantly co-authors of the
                                                        psychological states.                                   art work in contemplation. The viewers are free to
          PAINTING & ARTWORKS                           In his abstractions, Luu Dat has been particularly
                                                                                                                name differently the same art work, being co-
                                                                                                                creatively responsible for the painting, in new and
                                                        interested in the relationship between line and form,   different ways of appreciation and integration.
                                                        a relationship that parallels those of the perceived
                                                        world: movement and stillness, action and thought,
                                                        dynamism and placidity. Integrated colors have
                                                        been chosen for their particular emotional content to
                                                        reflect the shifting strengths of these elements
                                                        within the world of the composition, where abstract                                  LUU DAT
                                                        spaces are combined with cosmic landscapes and
                                                                                                                – Former General Secretary, Young Artist Association, Vietnam (1970-72)
                                                        creative myths of ancient civilizations: Celestial
                                                        Ocean, Angel Fire, Mekong Green, Black Sun,             – PhD French Literature, History of Arts, Michigan State University (1982)
                                                        Aeolus, Metamorphosis, and other evocative titles       – Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures, French Lycée Yersin, Dalat (1967)
                                                        are situated within this significant plastic            – Exhibition of Paintings, Vietnamese American Association, Dalat (1968)
                                                        emergence. Au-Co is the myth of dichotomy, the          – Exhibition of Paintings, Vietnamese American Association, Saigon (1970)
                                                        original division of the Ancient Viets, the schism      – Sculpture Monument Hand of Hope, Camp Pendleton, CA (1975)
                                                        between reality and ideal, harmony and errancy,         – Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures, Michigan State University (1976)
                                                        figures and abstractions. Thus, The Quest for love      –  Exhibition of Paintings, Kredge Art Center, MSU (1978)
                                                        and peace is drawn on transparent earth tones           – Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures, Lansing Arts Center, Michigan (1980)
                                                        coupled with frost white and tender blue, cross-        – Exhibition of Paintings, Aux Délices, Lansing, Michigan (1982)
                                                        fusing in diagonal structures. If Mekong Green is a
                                                                                                                – Exhibition of Paintings, Southfields Arts Center, Detroit, Michigan (1984)
                                                        serene, Zen-like piece to anchor meditation and
                                                                                                                – Group Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures, Lansing, Michigan (1986)
                                                        nostalgia, Shiva is indeed the shape of destruction
                                                        and the colors of rebirth. And the Myth of Fire, as a   – Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures, Lansing Arts Center, Michigan (1988)
                                                        romantic inspiration of the home genies, is the         – Group Exhibition of Paintings, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1989)
                                                        expression of Love & Purification in the Vietnamese     – Exhibition of Paintings, Alexandria, Virginia (1990)
                                                        tradition.                                              – Exhibition of Paintings, Barn & Noble Hall, Falls Church, Virginia (2000)
                                                                                                                – Exhibition of Paintings, Café Montmartre, Reston, Virginia (2007)
                                                        Layers of enamel fluidic colors cover luan wood         – Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, The Institute for Project Leadership,
                                                        panels to become on the surface revelation of            Fairfax, VA (2007)
                                                        underground rivers, sky oceans, eclipse of black        – Exhibition of Paintings, Pastry XPO, Falls Church, VA (2008)


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   uu Dat Painting is “abstract art”, created at the    sun, fire on granite, aquatic and ethereal              – Open Kitchen, Mosaic Bas-Relief, Falls Church, VA (2009)
   opposite of the concrete, or “realism.” Luu Dat      dimensions in transient osmosis. The obsessional
   does not try to imitate nature, but to use nature    presence of the universe in Luu Dat Painting is
   as a starting off point. Color, line, and form are   condensed in a maze of moving cells on prismatic                                         STUDIO
more important to him than the details of the actual    changes and fixations, by which the abstract                             3111 CRANLEIGH CT, FAIRFAX, VA 22031
subject matter. He wants to give a sense or feel for    integration of color and form becomes a creative                                 TEL. (703) 876-2620
the subject rather than an exact replication.           vision with mythical undertones always in
                                                        metamorphosis.
Luu Dat Painting is thus the visualization of
emotional structures and processes. It reduces          Luu Dat Painting is also communication, a shifting
specific objects and events to their universal          of emotional context to the viewers’ own

				
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