Two local artists hold joint exhibition
From December 5 to 7 two of Myanmar’s most renowned artists are holding a joint exhibition. The exhibition is simply called “Win Pe Myint and Kyee Myintt Saw,” and will be held at the Yangon Gallery. Although it will only last for three days this weekend, it is a must see for the art-goers in the city.
Whereas Kyee Myint Saw is considered the master of relief, with his carefully shaded contours, Win Pe Myint (WPM) is known as the king of composition on the local art scene. Their styles are different, yet complimentary in their use of colour on the canvas. And whereas Kyee Myint Saw is outgoing and loves to teach art, WPM is more reclusive and enjoys to paint alone. The pair debuted around the same time, some 40 years ago, and both dedicated their life to developing the country’s art scene.
They’ve decided to celebrate their friendship and art through this two-man art show.
At the Yangon Gallery this weekend Win Pe Myint will display paintings with a softer and cool palette, while Kyee Myintt Saw showcases thick brush strokes with bolder contrasts.
“This exhibition is very special as we look back on our lives. Win Pe and I share some views and opinions on art, even though our styles are different. I want to show our differences and the harmony with the paintings,” said U Kyee Myint Saw.
Win Pe Myint was born in 1948 in Minbu, Magway Region. He graduated from the Arts and Science University, Yangon. Attracted by painting from a young age, he studied under U Lun Gywe, U Thein Han, U Shwe Oung Thame and Paw Oo Thett – four of the most influential artists in Myanmar. Some of his works are exhibited at the National Museum and Yan University Library.
For the exhibition, Win Pe Myint will display 13 paintings in both acrylic and oil. They include his vivid landscapes and still-lifes.
Artist Kyee Myintt Saw was born in 1939 in Yangon. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Maths) from the Yangon University in 1966, and later earned a Masters in the subject in 1990.
He remained a faculty member of the Yangon Arts and Science University and the Institute of Economics until his retirement.
He is known for his paintings of markets, of Shwe Dagon and Yangon’s skyline at night, as well as for his nudes.
He mastered the art of light and contrast and has an eye for representing shadows on canvases.
At the exhibition, he will showcase 18 oil paintings, including a selection of nudes and abstract paintings. His trademark rendering of Shwe Dagon and Yangon nights will also be on display. “Light, both natural and artificial, and the resulting shadows constantly inspire me: light is my subject,” said Kyee Myintt Saw.
The exhibition is held from December 5 to 7 at the Yangon Gallery in People’s Park, Yangon.
From: Myanmar Times