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Min Wae Aung (Burmese, b.1960)
LOT ID: 74079
Code 66 - Towards Monastery, 2012

Acrylic, on canvas.
59.85 х 51.18 in. (152.02 x 130 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, on the lower front right corner.
Lot description
Min Wae Aung is often referred to as Burma’s greatest living Contemporary artist, gaining worldwide acclaim for his large-scale oil conceptual figurative paintings including "Code 66 - Towards Monastery" (2012) which is tour-de force, by Min Wae Aung (Burma/Myanmar, b. 1960). The artist is known for his unique painting style, use of space and composition in works that feature single or repeated figures, typically monks, which the artist paints as if they are walking away through the ethereal realm they inhabit, quietly inviting the viewer to follow them. Min Wae Aung paints in a very Contemporary, urban manner, influenced by Western urban artists like Shephard Fairey (Obey), in the use of black outlines, graphic patterns, decorative backgrounds and flat, bright saturated colors, a style that belies his experience as a commercial graphic artist and his seminal time spent with street artists and in the U.S. art-scene in 1993. "Code 66 - Towards Monastery" is a major work by the artists, measuring 59.85 x 51.18 inches (152 x 130 cm) and is in excellent condition.

Min Wae Aung Was born in Danubyu, Myanmar in 1960, and studied traditional landscape and portrait painting at the State School of Fine Art in Yangoon, Rangoon in 1982. The artist's work is held in top Museum and Private collections in the U.K., U.S., Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and Japan among others, and he has exhibited globally, including museum exhibitions at The National Museum in Yangon, Myanmar and The Fukuoka Art Museum in Japan. The artist has exhibited at top galleries for years including Kings Road Gallery, U.K., Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong and Asia Fine Art Gallery. Recent gallery exhibitions include: 2012 "Burmese Spring Breeze", at Asia Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong and 2010: "Min Wae Aung: Golden Heritage, (solo) also at Asia Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong.
Code 66 - Towards Monastery by Min Wae Aung
  • Code 66 - Towards Monastery by Min Wae Aung
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