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VOA慢速英语:12岁的越南艺术家在纽约举办自己的艺术展

Source: 恒星英语学习网    2019-12-23   English BBS   Favorite  

大世界代理People who look at abstract, costly works of art and joke "a child probably painted that" are finally right.

At just 12 years old, Xeo Chu of Vietnam is setting sales records with his colorful abstract paintings. Some are selling for more than $150,000. They are being compared to works by American artist Jackson Pollock.

The seventh-grade student from Vietnam is holding his first show as a solo artist. It is taking place at the Georges Berges Gallery, in New York City's wealthy SoHo neighborhood. The show is called Big World, Little Eyes. It opened December 19 and runs through January 2, 2020.

大世界代理Chu has been painting since he was 4 years old. He made his first sale when he was only 6.

"One customer came and bought my painting and I was really happy. That was when I was like six. Yep," Chu said.

Chu's mother owns an art gallery in Vietnam. As a young child, Chu repeatedly asked his mom to let him paint with his older brothers.

大世界代理For his New York show, Chu created a 4.5-meter-long artwork divided into four pieces. The work is unnamed.

大世界代理Chu explained, "My mom told me I was going to have an exhibition in New York. So, I was like, ‘Oh, let's make a big painting for this.' That took like three months."

大世界代理When asked what he likes about painting, Chu said: "The creativity. I can do a lot of things with a painting. I can choose what I would draw or what detail can I put in or what color. Stuff like that."

大世界代理Chu's work has been compared to that of Jackson Pollock, a major artist in the abstract expressionist movement of the 1940s and 1950s.

One difference between the two, however: Pollock produced his most famous pieces at the height of his career. That, said gallery owner Georges Berges, came several decades after Pollock's 12th birthday.

Chu "is producing similar work at the start of his career," Berges said. "So, it's very interesting to see where that's going to head."

I'm Ashley Thompson.

The Reuters news agency reported this story. Ashley Thompson adapted the story for VOA Learning English. Caty Weaver was the editor.


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