Merlin Gallery will be launching the exhibition Dues of Beauty on 27 May 2016, featuring the art of renowned Burmese artists U Min Kyi, Aung Moe Lwin, and Htay Myint, in conjunction with the launch of Merlin Gallery’s first art book, also titled Dues of Beauty, on the art of Myanmar.
The Burmese artist U Min Kyi (1940–2009) was born in his family’s farm in Kayin Hla Village near Hinthada Town. Painting mostly outdoor sceneries, he believed that colours functioned to deceive viewers and sought to captivate them by depicting his art with sincerity and simplicity.
Aung Moe Lwin was born in Myanmar. Unlike many of his fellow artists, Aung received no formal education in art. An autodidact, he was inspired by his close friend U Min Kyi. With his bold and thick brush strokes, Aung’s paintings depict the natural landscapes that capture his attention.
Despite Htay Myint’s desire to pursue art, he initially embarked on a career as a lawyer. After a decade of practising, he left the profession in 1989 to become a full-time artist. Composed against vibrant and vivacious backdrops, Htay Myint paints tiny human figures journeying on to their destinations.
Exhibition Opening and Book Launch: 27 May 2016, Friday, 6.30 pm
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Exhibition dates: 27 May to 10 June 2016
Opening hours: 12 pm to 7 pm daily (weekends by appointment only)
Venue: Merlin Gallery, 261 Waterloo Street, #01-10/11, Waterloo Centre, Singapore 180261
When: 27 May - 10 Jun 2016,
By: Merlin Gallery