Young Vietnamese painter set sales records in US

(VOVWORLD) - Xeo Chu, a 12-year-old Vietnamese painter, is setting sales records in the US with his colorful abstract paintings, with some selling for more than 150,000 USD. 
Young Vietnamese painter set sales records in US - ảnh 1 Xeo Chu at his exhibition in George Berges Gallery, Manhattan, New York, which takes place from December 19, 2019 to January 2, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)

Chu’s paintings are being compared to works by American artist Jackson Pollock, a major artist in the abstract expressionist movement of the 1940s and 1950s. One difference between the two, however, is that Pollock produced his most famous pieces in middle age.

The Vietnamese seventh-grade student is holding his first show called “Big World, Little Eyes” at the Georges Berges Gallery in New York through next Thursday. For this show, Chu created an unnamed artwork, which is 4.5-meters long and divided into four pieces. It took him three months to complete the painting, he added.

Chu has been painting since he was 4 years old. His family owns an art gallery in Vietnam.