Inventory no.: 1029

Myoe Win Aung Burmese Artist


Myoe Win Aung, (Burma, b. 1972)

Watercolour ‘Two Novices,’ 2010

size: 75.5cm x 51cm

This simple and beautiful painting shows to young boy novices with their black lacquer alms bowls walking in the morning sun. They walk away from the viewer, the only background suggesting their whereabouts being two groups of unsettled pigeons. The simplicity and excellent composition of this otherwise traditional scene affords this work a very contemporary feel.

Signed and dated in the bottom right corner.

Myoe Win Aung was born in Rangoon (Yangon) in 1972. He graduated from the State School of Fine Arts, Yangon (Rangoon) majoring in painting. A protege of the artists U Lun Gywe, U Kyaw Lay, U Mya Aye and U Thit Lwin Soe, he is known for his composition and most particularly for his watercolours that frequently depict figures in Burma’s monsoonal rain. Religious life and Buddhism also are important sources of inspiration.

His works are illustrated in

Myanmar Painting: From Worship to Self-Imaging (2006) and Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History (2009). Page 102 of the former shows a watercolour by Myoe Win Aung that is from the same series as the example here.

His works have also been exhibited in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the United States.

References: Khin Muang Nuynt et al, Myanmar Painting: From Worship to Self-Imaging, EvoHeritage, 2006; and Ranard, A., Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History , Silkworm Books, 2009.

Inventory no.: 1029