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by Chan Hampe Galleries Raffles Hotel Arcade
Location: Chan Hampe Galleries Raffles Hotel Arcade
Artist(s): AUNG Kyaw Htet
Date: 15 Feb - 31 Mar 2012

Aung Kyaw Htet was born in 1965 in Myaungmya, Burma (Myanmar) and studied at the State School of Fine Arts in Rangoon (Yangon). He is a devout Buddhist and grew up in a small village, two factors which have a strong influence on his artistic practice.

For more than a decade Aung has quietly produced some of the most coherent, nuanced, and resonant bodies of artworks from Burma. While his depictions of novice monks and nuns may unleash questions about the slippery social environment of Burma and the role of romanticism under such conditions; he instead mobilises a reserved and ordered look into the inquiry of social isolation and spiritual identity with a contemporary emotional mannerism that represents these subjects as irredeemably human. Aung’s aesthetic is reservedly authored as his work explores an artistic intellectualism where composition and narrative are pitched together.

Aung has participated in several international art fairs such as Art Monaco'10 (2010); The India Art Summit (2009); Art Singapore (2008); and Art Taipei, Taiwan (2006). Aung's paintings have achieved the highest price at auction of any artist from Burma and his paintings are in the collections of the National Museum of Myanmar and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.

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