An exhibition featuring humorous drawings and lithographs of Czech graphic artist Jiří Slíva is taking place at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi.

Entitled Café Nonsens, the exhibition features humorous drawings and lithographs with many inspired by the theme of cafés, one of Slíva’s favourite subjects. His work also features famous people, including Czech well-known novelist and short story writer Franz Kafka.

An ​exhibition go-er told reporters: "I lived in the Czech Republic for over 7 years so I’m quite familiar with the country’s culture. This is the first time I’ve attended an exhibition of a Czechs artist in Vietnam. It’s very interesting with topics related to the local life such as wine, beer and Kafka."

Music, particularly jazz, is also the main major theme as Silva himself is an active musician.

His style is distinctive and unique. The drawings are very detailed and accurate, using simple, expressive lines to tell a complete story with a few gestures. Jiří Slíva’s work displays the best of the Czech art of cartoons and book illustrations.

Café Nonsens will run until March 30 at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum at 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hanoi.-VNA