Although he was born in French Indochina, Hoi is a thoroughly Westernized Oriental. He has, in his art, combined the best of both worlds - the poetic tranquility of the East with the vibrancy and excitement of the West. Hoi is a pseudonym of Lebadang.
His landscape lithographs illustrate this integration of cultures. In creating a landscape. Hoi chooses natural forms which are Occidental - the trees are poplars, elms and scrub pine, the animals are deer, dogs, and foxes. But behind these images run large areas of pure water.