Min Kyi was born in 1940 to a farming family in Myanmar. His childhood was marred with intense fear as he lived near a small village along Hithanda Township, often ravaged by ethnic civil war and barbarous brigands.
Min Kyi’s works have frequently been described as Dark and Muddy, due to the distinctive and unique usage of brown and grey tones in his painting. Individual may also associate the dull colours with the hardship he faced. His paintings are kept simple yet picturesque, cleverly capturing the essence of life through his painting despite the harsh environment. Min Kyi’s paintings also closely resonates to his daily life. “A painting a day” was a core motto of Min Kyi up till his passing – He was truly happy.
So, what is the true essence of life to you? This is a question for you to think about today.
Venue: Merlin Gallery, 261 Waterloo Street, #01-11, Singapore 180261
When: 13 Sep - 13 Oct 2019, 12noon - 7pm
By: Merlin Gallery