Painting exhibit inspired by Vietnam
Daniel Joel Hume with one of his works on display at Himiko Visual Café

A Scottish artist will open an oil painting exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City on June 26 featuring works he created while living in Vietnam.

Daniel Joel Hume, a graduate of the College of Art & Design at Scotland’s University of Dundee, has lived in Vietnam for three years.

He said Vietnam had given him the inspirations for his works, which include oil paintings, abstract paintings and photographs.

The Scottish artist said all the colors, shapes and designs he had seen in the country were used as ideas and materials for his artworks.

Hume has named his exhibition “Strikes and Gutters,” one of his favorite lines from the film The Big Lebowski by the Coen Brothers.

The name “Strikes and Gutters” may sound a little informal but it could express the ups and downs in his life, he said.

Each and every stroke in Hume’s paintings shows his feelings about the life around him and his desire to commit those feelings to canvas.

The exhibition will run until July 6 at Himiko Visual Cafe, 15B Phan Dang Luu Street, Binh Thanh District, HCMC.