Sitt Moe Aung is among the key Myanmar New Realism artists of today. At first his pictures seem to be straightforward, and his style, is non-flashy. But he is able make you feel the weather, and feel enclosed, or free in a large space.
The big city’s crowded, claustrophobic and closed spaces, a town’s quiet streets, the open air between villages are well evoked. But the longer you look at them the more you see that there is liberty in the city too, and that the villagers are preoccupied, too.
In fifty years, these pictures will be fascinating for their ability to evoke the feeling of the early 21st century. Now they are a valued visual link for the exile, and a pleasure for those who see the streets more often.
Pansodan Gallery has been a supporter of his work for a year and a half, and it is our delight to finally be able to present his work to the public.
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The new exhibition starts today — a great variety of watercolours. Open until 28 February, from 10.00 to 18.00.
Pansodan Gallery itself has recently shown itself to be waterproof and smokeproof — it came through a fire in the building without damage to the many artworks displayed and stored on the premises. There was some damage to the rooms, but none to the art.
With thanks to the firefighters.