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Le Vuong, Two String Chinese Violin & Cup. Oil on canvas, 100x 100cm, £2500. photo courtesy Oc-Eo gallery

Le Vuong - b. 1952, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Le Vuong instills in his realistic still life a sense of beauty. These ordinary, everyday objects are lovingly assembled and his paintings give the impression that he has touched them, learnt by heart the feel of the rough terracotta, the smoothness of the porcelain, the softness of the cloth. He is a master of light and dark – the light drifting across his paintings like music, from sombre quiet space to the brightly lit high notes of a bowl or a glass. These things serve not only as his models but become, over time, ‘dear friends, closer and closer’. www.oc-eo.com

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Le Vuong, Storm Lamp and Cup. Oil on canvas, 79x68cms, £1750. photo courtesy Oc-Eo gallery

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Le Vuong, Oil Lamp, Oil on canvas, 79x68cm, £1750. photo courtesy Oc-Eo gallery

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Le Vuong, Earthenware Pots & Green Scarf, Oil on canvas, 100x 100cm, £2500. photo courtesy Oc-Eo gallery

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Le Vuong, Glass and White Scarf, Oil on canvas, 68x79cm, £1750. photo courtesy Oc-Eo gallery

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Le Vuong, Earthenware vase and Green Scarf, Oil on canvas, 79x68cm, £1750. photo courtesy Oc-Eo gallery

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Le Vuong, Earthenware Ensemble, Oil on canvas, 120x120cms, £2500. photo courtesy Oc-Eo gallery

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Le Vuong, Dried Leaf and Teapot, Oil on canvas, 68x79cms, £1750. photo courtesy Oc-Eo gallery

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Le Vuong, Two String Chinese Violin, Oil on canvas, 52x67cms, £1250. photo courtesy Oc-Eo gallery

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Le Vuong, Bowl on Stone, Oil on canvas, 68x79cms, £1750. photo courtesy Oc-Eo gallery