‘Emotional’ is a large expressionist figurative oil on canvas painting of vertical format created by Vietnamese artist La Ba Quan in 2011. Featuring a palette made of grey, brown, blue, green and pink colors, the painting evokes the fascinating technique of a Chaim Soutine. This expressionist painting is marked by the striking presence of a man sitting on the ground, holding a turquoise bottle in his left hand. The deformity of his right leg and hands suggests that this man is handicapped. Our hearts are immediately drawn to the ordeal he is obviously going through, and the tortuous lines play their part in rendering the difficulty of his life. La Ba Quan creates extensive texture with thick layers of paint applied on his canvas with a pallet knife. Unframed this expressionist vertical oil on canvas painting is signed upper right. With its strong subject and great dimensions, this painting will be a focal point in any room, whether placed above a console table, credenza or sofa.