Saigon, b.1966

Danhôo

In 1983 the Chinese Danhôo left his birthplace, Saigon in Vietnam and immigrated to France, settling in Paris.

Before becoming an artist, he began working as a delivery driver for a well known artists’ materials supply house: aside of delivering orders to artists and galleries, Danhôo was also curious and seized the opportunity to watch, learn and even began to assist them creatively. This was when his artistic career star ted shaping. Danhôo advised artists in the purchase of materials and helped them in solving technical problems. He then specialized in marouflage and framing techniques. Danhôo became closely acquainted to some of the greatest artists of this era in Paris. He is also friends with Erró, Robert Combas, Lucciano Castelli before devoting himself to his own artistic career.

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Biography

In 1983 the Chinese Danhôo left his birthplace, Saigon in Vietnam and immigrated to France, settling in Paris.

Before becoming an artist, he began working as a delivery driver for a well known artists’ materials supply house: aside of delivering orders to artists and galleries, Danhôo was also curious and seized the opportunity to watch, learn and even began to assist them creatively. This was when his artistic career star ted shaping. Danhôo advised artists in the purchase of materials and helped them in solving technical problems. He then specialized in marouflage and framing techniques. Danhôo became closely acquainted to some of the greatest artists of this era in Paris. He is also friends with Erró, Robert Combas, Lucciano Castelli before devoting himself to his own artistic career.

As art lovers, Danhôo and his brothers devote themselves to the crafts connected with framing. After years of rigorous apprenticeship with some of the most renowned fine arts professionals, the team of brothers and sisters created The Atelier Phuong. Thus opening their first store in Bua Street (20th arrondissement of Paris) in 1999. They fast became highly successful and consequently opened a second space in Ivry, a workshop dedicated to framing, glass framing and marouflage.

Although Vietnamese by birth, Danhôo has Chinese ancestry, with that he brought with him the art of calligraphy. Inspired by the American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, Danhôo mainly uses the Dripping technique in his achievements. The ideograms are lost in this superimposition of matter.

Danhôo is an artist who can convey emotion through the chosen medium. His audience can effortlessly wander in a world between magic and violence, where the energy and the sensation of each brushstroke are felt on each flat tint. This emotion is reflected in the smallest creative details of the work: from basic ideograms to the colours used, each refers to the meaning from its Chinese origin.

Artworks

14

Zhi Zui Jin Mi (纸醉金迷) 16, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / Acrylic on Canvas / Acrylic Paint / Acrylic Painting / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Canvas / Chinese Art / Chinese Calligraphy / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Chinese Art / France / Inspired by Abstract Expressionism / Painting / Paris / Rhythmic Expression / Saigon / Self Taught Artist / Versatile Talents / Vietnam

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Calligraphic Abstraction, A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Entre deux cultures, A2Z Art Gallery, Paris, France

  • Vibrations, Yors Ben Ammar Gallery, Club House Gammarth, Tunisia

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Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Calligraphic Abstraction, A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Entre deux cultures, A2Z Art Gallery, Paris, France

  • Vibrations, Yors Ben Ammar Gallery, Club House Gammarth, Tunisia

  • 2018

    Psynaps, A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France

  • 2017

    Forum de la Fnac, Andorre, France (2017-2018)

  • Galerie Itinerrance, Paris, France (2017-2018)