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"Burmese Days: Aung Kyaw Htet and Myint Swe"
2002-11-15 until 2002-12-08
Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition "Burmese Days" -
oil paintings by the two Burmese artists Aung Kyaw Htet and Myint Swe, on 16
November - 8 December, 2002. Burma is still very much an isolated country
and things have not changed much since George Orwell wrote the book: Burmese
Days. This isolation is reflected in its arts which mostly feature
traditional Buddhist subjects.
Aung Kyaw Htet was born in 1965 in Myaungmya and studied at the State School
of Fine Arts in Rangoon. He is a devout Buddhist and grew up in a small
village -- two factors which have a strong influence on his art. His
paintings of religious life in Burma usually show monks and nuns in a
realistic manner, though non-essential objects are often omitted from the
paintings in order to focus on the religious aspects. He has participated
in several exhibitions in Burma and also in Thailand.
Myint Swe was born in 1956 in the Rakhine State in the Western part of
Burma. He studied at the State School of Fine Arts in Rangoon from 1975 to
1977 and graduated from Rangoon University in 1981. Myint Swe is a versatile
artist and his way of expression is sometimes realistic, other times
semi-abstract or totally abstract. He has participated in more than forty
art exhibitions, including in Thailand and Singapore, and is the leader of
the Vision Art Group.
Cock Fight, 2001
Oil on canvas
75 x 90 cm
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