Art space highlighting ‘do’ paper inaugurated in Hanoi

Update: 15/07/2021
An art space highlighting ‘Do’ (Poonah) paper was inaugurated in Hanoi by painter Vu Thai Binh, who established his fame by working with the traditional material.

Art space highlighting ‘do’ paper inaugurated in Hanoi (Photo:

Do – Space displays paintings on Do paper crated by Vu Thanh Binh over the years.

According to Binh, Do is a unique and wonderful material of Vietnam, a symbol of the country’s tradition in the developing society.

It is not easy to paint on Do paper as the artists have to understand the structure of the material and find their own ‘language’ to successfully express their ideas as artworks, he revealed.

In addition to host painting exhibitions, the art space has also been designed as a venue for talk shows, seminars, and other activities to encourage the practice the arts.
Do Space offers free entry to visitors at 51 Hoang Ngan Street, Thanh Xuan District, in Hanoi.

Born in 1976 in Hung Yen Province, Vu Thanh Binh is a graduate from the Hanoi Academy of Theatre. His paintings on Do paper often focus on the beauty of daily life and people in Vietnam’s rural areas.

He has garnered a lot attention from the public and arts critics since his solo exhibition entitled ‘Sac Do 1’ (The Colour of Do 1) in 2016, which was the result of his nearly 15 years of studying Do paper and multilayer painting style.

His following solo exhibitions, ‘Sac Do 2’ in 2018 and ‘Sac Do 3’ in 2021, as well as his participation at group exhibitions continue to affirm his professional maturity in working with Do paper.

Selected paintings on display at the art space:

Source: Nhan Dan Online