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Aung Myint (Burmese, b.1946)
LOT ID: 72087
Life , 2005

Acrylic, and enamel on canvas.
33.85 х 66.15 in. (85.98 x 168.02 cm.)
Signed, by the artist.
Lot description
This monumental three panel oil on canvas set of paintings titled “Life” is by Contemporary Burmese artist Aung Myint (b. 1946), considered a multidisciplinary pioneer in experimental art. Although monochromatic, the work’s dynamic and visually complex coherency across the three panels conveys human emotion and mood throughout the various phases of birth, life, and death. Through the use of a continual winding linear brushstroke, reminiscent of traditional Burmese calligraphic script, the artist is able to express his personal feelings about the frenetic fast paced contemporary world in contrast with the past generations. Influenced by New York abstract expressionists, Myint has developed his own individual hybrid way of viewing the human experience through a non-representational approach.

Born in Myanmar, Aung Myint (B. 1946) is a self taught painter, installation, and performance artist who graduated from Rangoon Arts and Science University with a major in Psychology. This multidisciplinary artist is a founding member of the Inya Art Gallery and at the forefront of the contemporary art movement in Yangon. Myint has participated in over sixty local and international exhibitions making his work well known both domestically and abroad. His works are in the permanent art collection of the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Singapore Art Museum, and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. In 2002 Aung Myint became the first Myanmar artist to win a prize from the ASEAN Art Awards further establishing his prominence. The artist currently lives and works in Yangon.
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