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Myanmar Contemporary Art Exhibition October 9 - 30, 2010

6th Anniversary of Suvannabhumi Art Gallery

Presented by Suvannabhumi Art Gallery


We Welcome You Again Suvannabhumi Art Gallery is proud to present another ‘Exhibition of Myanmar Artists’ at the Chiang Mai University Museum and Art Centre. The first one, to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of Suvannabhumi’s opening, was held in July 2007 where the works of 26 artists were shown.

Mar Mar or Elizabeth Chit as she known to her friends and clients, has committed herself to promoting artists from Myanmar. As a country which not so long ago emerged out of self-imposed Socialist isolation, the Myanmar artists, in spite of their strong talents and dedication to their work, are lost in the international art market. It takes people like Mar Mar to rally the artists and present their works to the world.

This year, to commemorate its 6th Anniversary, Suvannabhumi presents the works of 25 Myanmar artists. They are all famous and successful painters, well regarded in Myanmar as well as internationally. All of them have participated in annual international


shows and museum presentations, as well as various solo exhibits arranged for them by various international galleries. Of these artists, Kin Maung Yin and Win Pe are the second-line leaders of Myanmar’s modern art movement. The first leaders were U Kin Maung (1911-1983) of Mandalay and U Baji Aung Soe (1924-1990) of Yangon. Kin Maung Yin is best known for his purity of colours, especially in his non-objective works while Win Pe. In this exhibition you will see Kin Maung Yin’s clear and translucent colours and the strength of Win Pe’s lines and brushwork. The other artists in this show, in alphabetical order, are: Aung Myint, who recently changed from doing simple lines to more complicated and colourful work; Kyee Myint Saw, whose urban night scenes capture the mood of the city and the mystery of darkness; Lu Minn’s stark shadows almost, but not quite, overwhelm his shimmers of lights; Mg Di, who has a passion for enigmas within colours; Min Wae Aung, who has a deep understanding of tranquillity that comes though abandoning attachments; Min Zaw, who captures vitality with a few quick lines and lively colours; Moat Thone, whose whimsical structures makes his work unique; Moe Nyo, who portrays aloofness, grandeur and loneliness with his Myanmar scenes; Myat Kyawt, who shows playful and delightful themes; Nay Myo Say, whose inherent love for traditional motifs is always a foundation of his works; NCS (Nyein Chan Su), who uses startlingly vivid colours and wild but controlled brush strokes; Paw Thame, who now lives in the United States but has not for a moment let go of his passion for Things Myanmar; Pe Nyunt Way, who feels a deep connection to the country’s past; Po Po, avant-garde artist, usually at the forefront of change but


with a modesty that allows his works, and not him, to be known; San Oo (MS), a man of few words producing works that shout of his talent; San Minn, who makes strong social commentaries on canvas; Sandar Khine, the only woman artist in the show, with her powerful portrayals of the female mystique; Sonny Nyein, one of the earliest, and few modern sculptors of Myanmar and one whose works of purity in form are bold and aggressive; Sein Myo Myint, a famous photographer who now presents his views through brush and paint; Tin Maung oO, whose quick lines catches the changes of daily life in an instant; Win Pe Myint, whose paintings are like meditation sessions; MPP Ye Myint, who is a master of time and space; and Zaw Win Pe, last but not least, who evocates the power of nature from his canvases. As you will see their works are strong and vibrant, but none of them has lost sight of their Myanmar identity.


Aung Myint, Contradictory (2010) 122X91 cm. A/C

Aung Myint Born : 1946, Yangon, Myanmar Studied : Self-study Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Kin Maung Yin, Untitled (2010) 122 X 91 cm

Kin Maung Yin Born

: 1938 Tharyargon village, Bago Division, Myanmar Studied : Self-study Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Kyee Myintt Saw Born

: 1939, Yangon, Myanmar Studied : Self-study Address : Yangon, Myanmar

Kyee Myintt Saw, The Gold of Night (2010) 122X91 cm. O/C


Lu Min, Shawedagon Corner (2010) 122 X 122 cm. A/C

Lu Min Born

: 1947 Dawei,Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar Studied : State School School of Fine Art , Yangon, 1968 Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Min Wae Aung, Monks on the morning round (2010) 122 X 182 cm. A/C

Min Wae Aung Born

: 1960, Danuphyu, Ayeyarwaddy Division, Myanmar Studied : State School of Fine Art, Yangon, 1981 Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Maung Di Born

: 1941, Myit Chaie, Magway Division, Myanmar Studied : State school of Fine Art, Yangon, 1970 Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Min Zaw, Women (2010) 122X92 cm. A/C

Min Zaw Born : 1972 Yangon, Myanmar Studied : State School of Fine Art, Yangon, 1981 B.A. (Fine Arts) University of Culture, Yangon 1998 Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Moat Thone, Buddaha and mannat (2010) 183 X 5168 cm. A/C

Moat Thone Born : 1956, Yaw, Magway Division, Myanmar Studied : State School of Fine Art, Mandalay, 1977 Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Moe Nyo, Bagan (2010) 76 X 56 cm. A/C

Moe Nyo Born : 1976 Pyintbyu, Myanmar Studied : B.A. (Painting) 1994-1998 University of Culture Yangon PGDA (Painting) 2005-2006 University of Culture Yangon Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Myat Kyawt, Super popular and ordinary (2010) 165 X 140 cm. A/C

Myat Kyawt Born : 1966 Mandalay, Myanmar Studied : Attened evening class in the State School of Fine Arts, Mandalay, 1989 Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Nay Myo Say Born : 1967 Yangon, Myanmar Studied : Studied art under U Lun Gywe Address : Yangon, Myanmar

Nay Myo Say, Untitle 1, 2, 3 (2010) 198 X 51cm. (each painting) Felt-tip pen on paper


Nyein Chan Su (ncs), PaO’ (2010) 122X92 cm. A/C

Nyein Chan Su (ncs) Born : 1973 Yangon, Myanmar Studied : State School of Fine Art, Yangon, 1994 and studied under U Kyaw Lay, U Mya Aye, U Sayoe, U Tin Aye( MDY ), U Thit Lwin Soe, U Hlaing Bwa Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Paw Thame, Sangas’ Rules (2010) 137 X 183 cm.

Paw Thame Born

: 1947 Shwe Bo, Mandalay Division, Myanmar Studied : Self studyied Address : Texas, U.S.A.


Pe Nyunt Way, Independent on Canvas (2010) 152 X 99 cm. A/C

Pe Nyunt Way Born

: 1952 Yenanchaung, Magway Division, Myanmar Studied : State School of Fine Arts, Mandalay, 1970 Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Po Po, Searching for identity, chair # 1, 2001-2005 c-print 30 x 45 inches (each), 4 framesedition of 3

Po Po Born

: 1957 Pathein, Ayeyarwaddy Division, Myanmar Studied : Self-study Address : Yangon, Myanmar


San Oo (mso) Born

: 1964 Pathein, Ayeyarwaddy Division, Myanmar Studied : Self-study Address : Yangon, Myanmar


San Minn, Zero Theory (2010) 214 X 116 cm. A/C

San Minn Born : 1951 Yangon, Myanmar Studied : Studied art under U Nyunt Tin, U Ba Lon Lay, Ulun Gywe,U Thu Kha an U Nann Waii Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Sandar Khine, Woman with Camera (2010)122 X 183 cm. A/C

Sandar Khine Born : 1971 Yangon, Myanmar Studied : Studied art Under U Pe Nyunt Way, U Maung Maung Thein (Pathin), U Win Pe Myint Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Sonny Nyein, Pure Form # 06 (2010) 122 X 40 X 12 cm. Painted steel, monted on wooden board (wall sculpture)

Sonny Nyein Born : 1949 Mandalay, Myanmar Studied : State School of Fine Art, Yangon,1971 Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Sein Myo Myint, Bagan (2010) X cm A/C

Sein Myo Myint Born : 1948 Butalin, Sagaing Devision, Myanmar Studied : Self-study Address : Yangon, Myanmar


Tin Maung oO Born : 1949 Yangon, Myanmar Studied : Studied under U Bogie, U Myint Hsan and U Shwe Oung Thame Address : Yangon, Myanmar

Tin Maung oO, Flood (2010) 84 X 144 cm


Win Pe, Myanmar Couple (2010) 100 X 75 cm. wc

Win Pe Born : 1936 Mandalay, Myanmar Studied : Studied art under U Ba Thet and U Khin Maung (Ban) Address : U.S.A.


Win Pe Myint (WPM), Symphony in Blue (2010) X cm. A/C

Win Pe Myint (WPM) Born

: 1948 Minbu Magway Division, Myanmar Studied : Studied under U Thein Han, U Lun Gywe ( Yangon University Art Association, 1968) U Shwe Oung Thame and U Paw Oo Thett Address : Yangon, Myanmar


MPP Yei Myint, van Gogh visits Bagan (2010) O/C 122 X 91 cm

MPP Yei Myint Born : 1953 Myinchan, Mandalay Division, Myanmar Studied : Studied art under U Win Pe and State School of Fine Art, Mandalay (1970-1972) Address : Nyaung Oo, Myanmar


Zaw Win Pe, Black Stone (2010) O/C 183 X 153 cm

Zaw Win Pe Born : 1960 Le Gaing,Magway Division, Myanmar Studied : State School of Fine Art, Yangon 1984 and under U Kyaw Hlaing, U Ba Yin Galay, U Mya Aye,U Win Pe Myint Address : Yangon, Myanmar


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