Ho Chi Minh City Arts Museum has brought the work of countryside artist Văn Thạnh closer to art lovers. His works of art are simple yet extremely artistic.

This is his eighth art exhibition featuring some 35 works comprised of a variety of material including lacquer, silk and oil paintings. His works are experiments of different genres over the past five years. Van Thanh says he uses diverse genres to explore and experience his endless passion for art.

To the young artist, art is limitless and learning is inevitable to be able to create art and have a long career in the business. At such a relatively young age, Van Thanh has held eight exhibitions during his career, no small or easy feat.

To pursue his dream of becoming an artist, Van Thanh, who was born in the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang, has decided to sell a part of his real estate back home to finance his dream./.