Hoan Lam is an artist, living in Hanoi, Vietnam
The Artist’s Statement
"My first portrait of the US president - Obama – he inspires me! I love to paint and draw portraits of my family and all people. To me, portrait expresses the person’s state of mind, his personality and his aura. I wanted to paint President Obama as my first famous portrait because he inspires me and the world. The portrait not only reflects him as a man of compassion, but also how he leads to serve. In his portrait of Obama, I emphasize on two contrasting colors – a powerful rays of light and darkness… The red background represents passion and hope. The metallic gold and silver are used as the bright light to represent his aura and his power in the world. The oxidized dark green and black color represent a man of struggle – these contrasting colors of light and darkness polarized and reflects the man he really is…with wisdom and courage for all."
- OBAMA metal or laminated print
- Year 2013
- Open Editions