Filed under: exhibit | Tags: aung khaing, aung ko, Ba Htay Kyi, dawai lay, Eikaza Cho, ein aye kyaw, kin maung yin, Ko Ko Naing, ko thee, lynn wanna, min zaw, myint san myint, Myint Soe, myo nyunt khin, saw lin aung, shwe thein, sit moe aung, soe naing, tamalar, than htay maung, win tint, zaw zaw, zwe yan naing
Never trapped in the moment. Continually changing and seeking. Continually challenging and redefining. Continually shifting and questioning. We all slip along time into the future, revising our conceptions and refining our perceptions.
This exhibition of contemporary art is an invition to re-interpretation. On display is a selection of paintings and multi-media works to explore — new aesthetics, emerging meanings, new generation — to bring you to diverse vantage points from which to re-evaluate your impressions.
Come to the exhibit and free your mind into the art as the artists have freed their inspiration. Some will reveal meanings, some will confound. You may choose to assign a title — but you may find yourself taking it away again, refining, questioning, seeking.
Featuring thirty artists working in a variety of media, on display from 10 – 15 December 2010, from 10 to 18:00 at Pansodan Gallery, No. 286 Pansodan Street, upper block, Yangon
Filed under: exhibit | Tags: abstract art, Aung Myint, Ba Htay Kyi, bagi aung soe, bagyi aung soe, bagyiaungsoe, Dawei Lay, Eikaza Cho, kin maung yin, Ko Ko Naing, Lynn Wunna, Maung Di, Minn Zaw, Moat Thone, Myint Soe, Nay Myo Say, non-figurative, Nyein Chang Su, Rahula, santiniketan, soe naing, Zaw Mong, zero
“Do not think the small number zero unworthy, insignificant, and unimportant.”
Bagyi Aung Soe (1924-90)
Bagyi Aung Soe was a pioneer of modern art in Burma. He drew and painted in a wide variety of styles and media. His illustrations for books and magazines were familiar to a large public.
After coming back from a year at Rabindranath Tagore’s Śāntiniketan, he is credited with the first abstract painting in Burma, an illustration published in Shumawa magazine in early 1953. It was highly controversial at the time, with some people saying that Bagyi Aung Soe was mad. But he had a supreme confidence in what he was doing, and continued to explore wherever his freedom took him.
His work, which often incorporates text into drawings, continued to impress with its intelligence and originality.
You can find more of his work and thought at this excellent website:
And you can find an article on him, with 20 good-quality reproductions of his work here:
Here is his book စာမဲ့ကဗျာ (Poetry without words), an e-book which unfortunately has low-resolution images.
Best of all you will see his work in person if you can make your way to Pansodan Gallery between 7 – 13 December. Bagyi Aung Soe’s work will be accompanied by the work of 16 other modern artists:
Aung Myint, Ba Htay Kyi, Dawei Lay, Eikaza Cho, Kin Maung Yin, Ko Ko Naing, Lynn Wunna, Maung Di, Minn Zaw, Moat Thone, Myint Soe, Nay Myo Say, Nyein Chang Su, Rahula, Soe Naing, Zaw Mong