Aung Kyaw Htet
Thavibu Gallery has the pleasure of presenting the exhibition ILLUMINATIONS by the Myanmar artist Aung Kyaw Htet.
Aung Kyaw Htet has emerged to become one of Myanmar's most important contemporary painters. His detailed depictions of novice monks and nuns are both realistic and sensitive as he captures their expressions with humanity and dignity. His paired down compositions and use of color emphasise the serenity of his Buddhist faith - an important foundation to his Myanmar culture despite the disparaging conditions and poverty that prevails in Myanmar.
Aung Kyaw Htet 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 Myanmar show monks and nuns in a realistic manner, though non-essential objects are omitted from the paintings in order to focus on the religious aspects. Aung Kyaw Htet paints the faces of monks and nuns in exquisite detail to show their humanity.
Aung Kyaw Htet is 47 years old and one of Myanmar's leading artists. His painting has sold for a record price at an international auction currently making him the highest grossing Myanmar artist. He studied at the State School of Fine Arts in Yangon and has participated in several exhibitions internationally such as in Thailand (2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010), Singapore (2003, 2008, 2012) Hong Kong (2003, 2004), Taiwan (2006), India (2009), Dubai (2009) and Monaco (2010). His paintings are in the museum collections of the National Museum of Myanmar and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.
You are kindly invited for the opening of the art exhibitbion on Saturday 18th February at 5 pm