The Arsenale Nord of Venice hosts, for the first time in Italy, the solo exhibition of the Vietnamese artist Henry Le entitled Soul Energy, a collateral event of the exhibition of the 14th Arte Laguna Prize.
The exhibition project, curated by Chiara Canali and promoted by MoCA Italia and Arte Laguna Studio, presents forty large-scale pictorial works and an installation of human-sized iron sculptures.
The title Soul Energy refers to the energy that pervades the soul of Henry Le, a primary factor that allows him to transfer his spiritual world into works of art, giving it a rhythm and an independent life. Quoting Oscar Wilde's famous sentence "A flower blossoms for its own joy", Henry says that his works exist like flowers: you can enjoy them or you can profit from them. But those works still exist, and maintain their emotional life.
Henry Le (Le Huu Hieu) was born in 1982 in Nghi Xuan, Ha Tinh, Vietnam and lives and works in Hanoi.
Coming from Vietnam, with an architect's past, for more than ten years Henry Le has chosen artistic research as a priority experience of his life, placing it at the center of every reflection, idea and visual practice.
His painting, although it seems to be influenced by some currents of the informal and gestural art of Western matrix, presents characters of strong autonomy and uniqueness, which allow him to express a disruptive expressive charge and the identity concepts of his work.
SUSPENDED UNTIL A LATER DATE
21 March - 1 April 2020
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm
Tesa 99 Arsenale Nord, Venice