Aung Myint’s ‘Dots. Lines. Crosses’ is a concise exhibition that features highlights of the artist’s painting oeuvre from the 1990s to now. Aung Myint (b. 1946) has a special place in the developing timeline of Myanmar modern and contemporary art. His art and the Inya Gallery that he inaugurated in 1989 have acted as change-maker for many artists who participated by painting and exhibiting there.
Straddling between modern and contemporary movements, he remains an artist who has catalysed the developing contemporary scene. In the late 1970s to 1980s he strode the bumpy road of modern art development, influenced by Aung Soe and given artistic direction by Kin Maung Yin. This exhibition traces a trajectory of his paintings based on the artist’s exploitation of basic dot-line art and design theory produced over 30 years. Works from several major series of the artist Aung Myint show the development of his painting, his streamlining of colour, brushstroke and application on canvas.
The exhibition gives deeper insight into the development of his renowned Red and Black paintings. Works from his painting series include the 1990s abstract expressionistic work in colours; transitional pieces to red and black paintings including the ‘XO’ works and flag works; and expressionistic red and black faces. Included is one interactive installation piece from ‘The Human Mind is Changing Every Moment’, 2014.
Talk: Sat 24 February, 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Venue: The Arts House, Gallery 2, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
When: 21 - 26 Feb 2024, 11am - 7pm