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"The Real and The Mythical: NYEIN CHAN SU"
2008-07-22 until 2008-08-03
Karin Weber Gallery
HK Hong Kong
Karin Weber Gallery announces the opening of "The Real and The Mythical" works by Nyein Cha Su. Nats are spirits worshipped in Burma and every year the Burmese artist Nyein Chan Su visits the most famous Taung Pyone Nat Festival. Always keen as a child to join in the Nat dancing festival, the artist constantly returns to the Nat dancers as a source of inspiration. "I was totally inspired by those noises: violent and loud music sound, Nat songs, scent of flowers, strong odour of burning smelly sticks, smell of cigar & liquor..."
The artist took several documentary photographs and made vinyls from them. Once they were completed, the artist painted on top of them 'collaborating to the dance.' The resulting works show great communication, interaction and significance between the layers.
With the artist's bold brushstrokes, the Nat dancers are in a world of their own.
Exhibition continues to 3rd August 2008.
Title : Nat in Shrinez
Artist : Nyein Chan Su
Medium : Acrylic and Enamel on Vinyl
Dimensions : 122cm x 152cm
Year : 2008
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