Ta Huy Long, born in 1974 and a graduate of the University of Industrial Fine Arts, is the leading contemporary comic artist in Vietnam. The artist elaborates that the style of drawing comic creation or illustration by distilling is the quintessence of shapes, lines, colors of traditional art under a clear and childlike view. His works are especially suited to themes of history, myth, fairy, nursery rhyme, and fantasy. He also completed a “collection” of nearly 30 mini-stone sculptures of famous Vietnamese temples.
At the beginning of 2018, he surprised his fans and the art industry when brought De men (cricket) and his friends to life through realistic works in drawings, sculptures, cabinets, chairs, etc. Additionally, he has his own creations, all of which have very deep and very unique colors. In 2000, the comic book Su tich con Nghe had a strong impact on colleagues teachers from France because of the profound content and unique Vietnamese graphic language. Similarly, the art-book Linh Nam Chich Quai has caused great resonance because of the beauty and richness in historical and cultural content.
In addition to the exhibitions ‘Ngay xua toi la…’ (I once was…), ‘Toi ve toi’ (I painted me), his works were also exhibited at the famous Angoulême comic festival (French Republic) in 2002. At the same time, he is the author of major projects such as: Vietnamese folk pictures bookcase, historical pictures bookcase and most recently, the book “Vietnamese History” in drawings. In particular, his works were used in the closing ceremony of the Great festival of 1,000 years of Thang Long – Hanoi (2010), APEC summit and presented in 7 exhibitions domestically and internationally.
Recently, Ta Huy Long has devoted his time to creating high-quality applications. Old cultural values are brought into modern life in a natural and flexible way, which is a creative means to preserve and develop traditional cultural capital.