Filed under: exhibit | Tags: ba lon lay, burmese art, burmese painter, ko lay, myanmar art, myanmar painter, ngwe gaing, San Pe
Human beings have looked much the same to the naked eye for a hundred thousand years, underneath the grooming and fashions. But over the course of a few decades, their representations have changed strikingly even in realistic portrayals. Muse on the meaning of evolution of Myanmar images of women in the last hundred years at this exhibition, which features portraits, illustrations, book covers, advertisements, everything we could find with interesting images of women painted by artists in Myanmar. Exhibition from 31 July – 6 August 2012; Pansodan Art Gallery is open daily from 10 – 6.
Filed under: exhibit | Tags: ကိုချို, စိုးနိုင်, စောလင်းအောင်, ထားဝယ်လေး, မျိုးညွန့်ခင်, ရဲဝင်းအောင်, အိမ်အေးကျော်, ဧကဇာချို, burmese art, callie enlow, Dawei Lay, Eain Aye Kyaw, Eikaza Cho, ein aye kyaw, Han Tin Swe, inside/outside, ko cho, myanmar art, myo nyunt khin, saw lin aung, soe naing, Ye Win Aung
In early 2011, Callie Enlow spent months teaching in Yangon, and — who wouldn’t? — succumbed to the fascination of the possibilities of the country. Many people feel for the people, but only a few choose to do something about it. Callie is one of those people. She took a route through art. She has carefully chosen paintings from eight artists and arranged an exhibition in San Antonio.
None of this art will make anyone think “That’s realistic, isn’t it!” But then, Burma does not make you think that either.
The art is wonderful, Callie is knowledgeable, and we hope that people will gather their friends, go there, admire the art, be drawn in more deeply, and deepen their understanding of our world, whether through talking to Callie, enjoying the art, or both.
Filed under: exhibit | Tags: ကိုချို, ဇွဲရန်နိုင်, ဧကစာချို, ben mitchell, brighton, Brighton Festival, burmese art, cho, Eikaza Cho, ekaza cho, inside stories, ko cho, myanmar art, urban times, zwe yan naing
A good article on the Burma-themed Brighton Festival was published in the Urban Times. The response to the Burmese contemporary art there was enthusiastic. One of the artists there is one of our favourites, Eikaza Cho.
“Before my brush touches the canvas, I don’t predetermine what I am going to paint.”
Ko Cho (Mr Cho), as he is known, has a particular use of colour, line and distortion which play out unpredictably in his exercise books and in paper work. Many of his works are fully abstract or feature recurrent motifs such as the owl, cat or figures from the spirit world such as the Lokanat, guardian spirit of the world.
About a dozen paintings are still in London. If you saw anything there that you are kicking yourself for not having bought, contact suriyagallery on gmail dot com.
See more about Eikaza Cho.
Filed under: exhibit | Tags: burmese art, burmese painting, myanmar art, myanmar painting, painting
Once upon a time there were paintings. Once upon a time these paintings moved us, inspired generations, brought colour to history, articulated in luminous strokes the beauty of our world.
Visit these 20th century works again, old as now, and allow the perspectives of decades past to inform our outlooks on beauty and statements.
A re-presentation of 20th century art, that once upon a time was the present.
From 25 – 30 March, 10:00am to 6:00pm, at Pansodan Gallery in Yangon.