Twelve contemporary artists from Burma displayed oil,
acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas and paper depicting abstract
landscapes, proud ladies and religious motifs.
left) Myint Soe and Bogie, Burmese artists present at the opening.
Most of the artists are new to La Luna Gallery. Among
them are the two winners from the Myanmar Contemporary Art Exhibition in
2004, first prize winner Zaw Wing Pe, and runner-up, Nyein Chan Su, (known
as NCS), who uses simple strokes and curves to create landscapes, which are
both bold and poetic.
It is almost a family affair as both NCS’s uncle Ba
Khine and his wife Nan Nan also are among the artists displaying work. Two
“elderly masters”, already part of La Luna, will also participate.
Artist and Yangon Gallery-owner Myint Soe with his paintings from Inlay Lake
and religious sites in a style mixing impressionism with cubism, and Bogie
with four new “collaints”, his own word for his mixed collages and paint
Myint Soe and Bogie were present at the opening, on Saturday July 16. The
exhibition will run until August 14 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m., except Mondays. You can preview the exhibition on