Showcasing award winning, international works in the heart of Hong Kong, La Galerie presents “Retrospective” – a selective exhibition featuring the works of eight artists, highlighting their best from past exhibitions, or serving as a sneak-peek for what’s to come.  Hausie frequented the global art house, in particular for exhibiting artist; Duy Anh Nhan Duc.   

 Denis Darzaq | La Galerie, Hong Kong | Photography by HausieCyril Delettre | Duy Anh Nhan Duc | Photography by Hausie

Botanical artist Duy Anh Nhan Duc is fascinated by organic forms, or as the artists calls it, “vegetable art”. Using delicate, botanical vegetation as his medium, the artist is self taught and approaches his work in a disciplined, singular method. This often involves repetitive steps to create both visually and texturally stimulating artwork.

“Through my creations, I try to capture the unique look of natural vegetation. All is a story to honour the plant kingdom. “

Duc, 2016.

Duy Anh Nhan Duc | Photography by Hausie

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Duy Anh Nhan Duc | Photography courtesy of La Galerie, Hong Kong

Informed by a representative of La Galerie, the Hausie editorial team discovered that the dandelions used in the works were entirely hand picked by Duc, and did not require any kind of preservation other than keeping them dry. Placing this organic medium onto people,“Dandelion”, the series in collaboration with photographer Isabelle Chapuis, crosses into the high fashion plane. The photographs represent the ephemeral and fragile qualities of nature, mesmerising audiences. Chapuis’ work focuses on chrysalis textures; resonating with Duc’s love for delicacy and pattern.

Duy Anh Nhan Duc and Isabelle Chapuis | Photography by Isabelle Chapuis

This Fall, the artist will exhibit “Dandelion”, co-created with Isabelle Chapuis at French Institute of Beijing on the occasion of the Sino-French month of ecology.

Explore Retrospective Exhibition of La Galerie: 16th June – 12th September. Featuring Vincent Fournier, Duy Anh Nhan Duc, Wang Wusheng, Zhang Kechun, Huang Jing, Denis Darzacq, Laurence Bonnel.

With special thanks to La Galerie for their hospitality and insightful comments.

Written by Sonia Wan

Edited by Christina Wright

La Galerie (2016) About Duy Anh Nhan Duc [Online] Available at http://www.lagalerie.hk/about-duy-anh-nhan-duc/ [Accessed 16/08/16]

La Galerie (2016) Dandelion [Online] Available at http://www.lagalerie.hk/new-page-96/ [Accessed 16/08/16]

Ignant (2016) Dandelion [Online] Available at http://www.ignant.de/2014/10/07/dandelion-by-isabelle-chapuis-and-duy-anh/\ [Accessed 16/08/16]