Aung Kyaw Htet, A Shy Smile, 2009, Oil on canvas, 86 x 101 cm. Price: US$ 6,500
Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Shades of Grey by the Burmese artist Aung Kyaw Htet on 24 April - 16 May, 2010.
Aung Kyaw Htet has over the last few years quietly produced some of the most coherent, nuanced and resonant bodies of art works from Burma. While his depictions of novice monks and nuns may unleash questions about the slippery social environment of Burma and the role of romanticism under such conditions; he instead mobilises a reserved and ordered look into the inquiry of social isolation and spiritual identity with a contemporary emotional mannerism that represents these subjects as irredeemably human. Aung Kyaw Htet's aesthetic is reservedly authored as his work explores an artistic intellectualism where composition and narrative are pitched together. He has participated in several exhibitions internationally, and his paintings are found in the museum collections such as in the National Museum of Burma and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.