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Aung Myint Myanmar (Burma)

Born 1946, Myanmar (Burma)
Lives and works in Myanmar

Karin Weber Gallery artist Aung Myint is Myanmar-based abstract artist well known for his mother and child inspired motifs presented in acrylic on canvas.
A pioneer of the Rangoon Modernist Art Movement, Aung Myint, born in 1946, has been painting in a distinct semi–abstract style since the early 1970s. The artist’s paintings have always been spontaneous reactions to the canvas and have emphasized three elements: dimension, line and colour. And these are the essentials by which he infuses the subconscious or 「unconscious emotional value,」 (as the artist likes to say) into his works.
Mother and child motifs are a subject matter the artist revisits time and again and which hold special meaning: Aung Myint lost his mother at the tender age of four. His artistic practice also extends to installation and performance art.

Born 1946, Myanmar (Burma)
Lives and works in Myanmar

Karin Weber Gallery artist Aung Myint is Myanmar-based abstract artist well known for his mother and child inspired motifs presented in acrylic on canvas.
A pioneer of the Rangoon Modernist Art Movement, Aung Myint, born in 1946, has been painting in a distinct semi–abstract style since the early 1970s. The artist’s paintings have always been spontaneous reactions to the canvas and have emphasized three elements: dimension, line and colour. And these are the essentials by which he infuses the subconscious or 「unconscious emotional value,」 (as the artist likes to say) into his works.
Mother and child motifs are a subject matter the artist revisits time and again and which hold special meaning: Aung Myint lost his mother at the tender age of four. His artistic practice also extends to installation and performance art.

Although a student of Kin Maung Yin, Aung Myint is essentially a self-taught artist. His early supporters, diplomats at American and British consulates in Yangon, ensured he had a steady stream of art supplies. Today, the artist’s works can be found at the Guggenheim, National Gallery Singapore, and Macau Performance Arts Museum.

 

Exhibitions (selected)

2019

‘20/20’, Karin Weber Gallery anniversary exhibition, HK

2015

‘Masters of Myanmar’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

2013

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia’, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

2010

‘Citizen Of The World’, Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore

‘Art from Myanmar Today’, Osage Art Foundation, Singapore

2007

Solo exhibition, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

2005

Myanmar-Nippon Art Exchange, Japan

Solo exhibition, Lokanat Galleries, Yangon

Tsunami Fundraising Charity Exhibition-Auction, American Center, Yangon

10th NIPAF-Shinshu Performance Art Summer Seminar, Nagano, Japan

2004

Crossing/Knotting group exhibition, Nordbahnhof, Berlin, Germany Group Show, Painting Gallery, New York, USA
Peintres Contemporains Birmains, Alliance Francais, Yangon

2003

Second Forum on Art and Culture in the Mekong Region, Asian Cultural Council, The Rockefeller Foundation, Phnom Pehn-Siem Reap, Cambodia
Solo exhibition, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

2002

Solo exhibition, Art 2 Gallery, Singapore

Solo exhibition, Kentler International Drawing Space, New York, USA

4th Asian Topia Performance Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand

2001

8th NIPAF-Myanmar Performance Art Festival, Yangon
Oriental Curtain group exhibition, Varcaus Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
The end of Growth group exhibition, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
Solo exhibition, Lokanat Galleries, Yangon
Time: The Watch Has No Numbers group exhibition, Lokanat Galleries, Yangon

2000

Life performance, Chaungtha-Pathein, Myanmar
Asian Performance Art festival, Macau
Three artist exhibition, The Substation, Singapore

1999

6th Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF),
Tokyo-Nagano-Matsumoto-Nagoya, Japan
Asian Wind solo exhibition, Shinseido Hatanaka, Tokyo, Japan
Form and Volume group exhibition, Singapore
Five Continents: The Brass Gong and I performance, Lokanat Galleries, Yangon
Camel group exhibition, London
Iskadar Jill-Aung Myint-Tisna Sajaya three artist exhibition, The Substation, Singapore
Oriental Curtain group exhibition, Galerie On, Koln, Germany
2nd Asian Topia Performance Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
Solo exhibition, Mr Guitar, Yangon

1998

Fringe Festival, Singapore Festival of the Arts
ASEAN Masterworks, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Imaging Selves: Permanent Collection Show, The National Art Museum of Singapore
Group exhibition, Royal Tropics Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art Awards, Saigon, Vietnam

1997

Beginning ‘n’ End 2, performance, Yangon

Aung Myint-Ye Myint-Hasan Zolikfly three artist show, Art 2,Singapore ASEAN Masterworks, ASEAN Leaders Summit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Solo exhibition, Grasenstein, Germany

1996

New Paintings from Myanmar, The Substation, Singapore Solo exhibition,

Judson Church Centre, Yangon Taipei International Art Fair, World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan

1995

Omnibus: Five Myanmar Artists group exhibition, Gallery Voice, Kyoto, Japan

Beginning ‘n’ End, first performance, Yangon

1994

First solo exhibition, The Inya Gallery of Art, Yangon

 

Awards

2002

Juror’s choice award, Philip Morris Group of Companies Myanmar

Juror’s choice award, ASEAN Art Awards, Bali, Indonesia
Public Collections

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York

Singapore Art Museum

The National Art Gallery, Malaysia

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan

 

Publication

Andrew Ranard (2009). Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History. Silkworm Books

 

Exhibitions

'20/20'

'Masters of Myanmar:'
New Works by Aung Myint and Min Wae Aung