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Myoe Win Aung

Myoe Win Aung

Myoe Win Aung poignantly captures the spirit of a nostalgic Burma in its bittersweet moments. His idyllic watercolor paintings have an underlying wistfulness that pines for the tranquility of yesteryears. The saffron robes of the monks often stand out in contrast with the muted background of an ordinary, familiar setting. Through his observation of everyday spaces, Myoe Win Aung’s works affectionately capture illuminating refractions of light and dancing shadows that evokes a sense of deep melancholy. The diminutive figures of the monks are often dwarfed by the monuments around them, monuments that have stood the test of time and history.

Myoe Win Aung

Myoe Win Aung was born in 1972 in Yangon to artist, Khin Ohn. After graduating from the State High School of Fine Arts, Yangon, he became a regular member of GV and studied under U Lun Gywe. He is a well-known Watercolourist and is collected by many people all over the world.

He loves to paint Myanmar sceneries often featuring Bagan, Shan State, Sagaing, monks and nuns in the monastery and pagodas. His rainy scenes in the field and city evoke the smell, touch, taste and sound of rain. Light and shadow play in his work are what make his canvases magical.
Myoe Win Aung believes in sharing his talent and inspiring young minds. He is also a dedicated art instructor. Under him a number of young artists have blossomed including: Mg. Thein Hlaing, Aung Zaw Moe, Htwe Htwe Win and Thaingi.

As with most painters in Myanmar today, religious life and Buddhism influence his artistic expression. The simplicity and excellent composition of otherwise traditional subjects give his works a contemporary feel. He is known for his composition and especially for his watercolours that show people in Burma's monsoon rain.
His works are illustrated in Myanmar Painting: From Worship to Self-Imaging (2006) and Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History (2009).

His works have also been exhibited in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the United States.

Myoe Win Aung poignantly captures the spirit of a nostalgic Burma in its bittersweet moments. His idyllic watercolor paintings have an underlying wistfulness that pines for the tranquility of yesteryears. The saffron robes of the monks often stand out in contrast with the muted background of an ordinary, familiar setting. Through his observation of everyday spaces, Myoe Win Aung’s works affectionately capture illuminating refractions of light and dancing shadows that evokes a sense of deep melancholy. The diminutive figures of the monks are often dwarfed by the monuments around them, monuments that have stood the test of time and history.

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
1995 Myanmar Fair, Parco Bugis Junction, Singapore
1997 'In the Footsteps of Siddharta', Notices the Gallery, Singapore
1998 'Bagan: A World Heritage', Notices the Gallery, Singapore
1998 'In the Footsteps of Siddharta', Paragon, Singapore
1999 'Images of Myanmar', Bangkok, Thailand
2002 ArtAsiaNYC, New York, USA
2005 Laluna Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2006 ArtAsiaNYC, New York, USA
Hawthorn Gallery, New York, USA
2007 'Poetry on Canvas', New Jersey, USA
Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
ArtAsiaNYC, New York, USA
Medusa Emporium and Gallery, New York, USA
'Indochine Beauty', Jakarta, Indonesia
2008 ArtAsiaNYC, New York, USA
2010 LaMaMa Galleria, New York, USA
2012 ArtAsiaNYC, New York, USA

LOCAL EXHIBITIONS
Since 1992 GV Group Show, Yangon

AUCTION (INTERNATIONAL)
1997 Bonhams Glerum, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
1999 October Glerum Auction, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore

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