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 emphasised 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.Read More
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.
Lives and works in Myanmar.
Text courtesy Karin Weber Gallery.