The Thavibu gallery in Bangkok is to present an exhibition of works by Burmese artist Aung Kyaw Htet entitled “Illuminations” between 18 February and 17 March 2012.
Born in Myanmar (Burma) in 1965, Aung Kyaw Htet is now one of the country’s most significant contemporary painters. There are two factors which have a great amount of influence on his work: his devotion to buddhism and his rural childhood. His canvases show the lives and humanity of buddhist monks and nuns in a realist style, omitting all non essential details from the image in order to lend the scenes he paints an aire of contemplation. Through the use of vibrant colours, the artist focuses attention on the serenity of the scenes he paints.
An Aung Kyaw Htet piece holds the record for most paid for a work by a Burmese artist at auction. This exhibition is far from being the artist’s first. Over the past decade, works by the artist have been displayed previously in Thailand (2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010), Singapore (2003, 2008, 2012), Hong Kong (2003, 2004), Taiwan (2006), India (2009), Dubai (2009) and Monaco (2010). His paintings form part of the collections of museums such as the National Museum of Myanmar and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.
February 18, 2012 to March 17, 2012
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
01:00 to 01:00 1:0 to 1:0
Illuminations, 919/1, Silom Rd., Si Lom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 22665454
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