The Malaysia Art Expo 2016 opened in Kuala Lumpur on October 20 (Photo: artexpomalaysia.com)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Contemporary Vietnamese painters have sent their lacquer works to the Malaysia Art Expo 2016, which opened in Kuala Lumpur on October 20.

Vu Tuan Anh, Director of Viet Art Space, which represents Vietnam at the event, said this is the first time Vietnamese painters have attended the Malaysia Art Expo. 

Works of such contemporary lacquer artists as Tran Phi Truong, Ngo Hai Yen, Hien Nguyen, Nguyen Duc Viet and Vu Tuan Dung are on display, which drew the attention of visitors. 

According to Anh, Vietnamese lacquer paintings have been researched and collected for years, however, they have yet to be well known. Therefore, participating painters hope to introduce the traditional lacquer arts to international audience through the event. 

The four-day event draws the participation of artists and works from 30 countries and territories, with hundreds of visitors flocking in on the opening day.-VNA