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"Collages: Myanmar artist NAY MYO SAY"
2005-02-23 until 2005-03-15
Karin Weber Gallery
SoHo, , HK Hong Kong

The work by this young artist is some of the most exciting we have seen over the last few years. Karin Weber Gallery is delighted to introduce Nay Myo Say's work to Hong Kong for the first time. Born in 1967, he studied medicine, but never practiced. Instead he took up painting, studying under renowned master U LUN GYWE. He prefers to paint the human figure above all else, and has won great acclaim for his ' DANCERS' series. 

For his 'COLLAGES ' exhibition the artist used black and white photographs, (taken by himself) charcoal and multiple layers of watery acrylic paint, building up color and texture, which in part appear like brass or stone rubbings. The collages are then glued on canvas. His subject matter is traditional; ancient PALI script in gold color, oversized Buddha figures in brilliant blues, greens and orange, in a corner a young female dancer in lavish costume seeming to offer prayers, her head turned, her hands held up in supplicaton. Whilst dance and music do not play any role in Myanmar religious life, Nay Myo Say' s works convey a state of grace, serenety and powerful lust for life.

The artist work has been shown in Singapore, Bali and London. He was awarded both Juror's Choice and Myanmar Art Award Phillip Morris Group of Companies Asean Competition.

IMAGE
Nay Myo Say
Natri Puja - 8
2004
mixed media collage
122x91 cm


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