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b. 1960, Myanmar

Min Wae Aung Biography

Min Wae Aung captures the very essence of Burma, its spiritual and magical dimension, creating iconic characters, which perpetuate age-old traditions. Monks and nuns in burnt-orange and maroon robes against striking gold backgrounds, with dramatic effects of light and shade, characterise his works. Faces are rarely shown, as Min Wae Aung prefers to emphasise the monks' movement. In his eyes, their anonymity helps convey how they are 'leaving humanity behind' and going to 'a peaceful place, like Nirvana.' The audience often experiences a deep feeling of serenity and inner peace when contemplating his works.

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Born in Danubyu, Myanmar in 1960, Min Wae Aung studied landscape and portrait paintings at the State School of Fine Arts, Yangon, and later developed his unique style, which has been met with intense international success.

Min Wae Aung's paintings can be found in private and corporate collections across the globe, and count more than 50 international exhibitions to date. His works are held by the Singapore Art Museum in Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, Nation Museum in Myanmar and Fukuoka Art Museum in Japan. His works are also collected by galleries and institutes in Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, USA and UK, and are regularly showcased at art fairs.

Text courtesy Karin Weber Gallery.

Min Wae Aung Featured Artworks

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Nun with Umbrella by Min Wae Aung contemporary artwork painting
Min Wae Aung Nun with Umbrella, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
51 x 37 inches
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Happy Novices by Min Wae Aung contemporary artwork painting
Min Wae Aung Happy Novices, 2020 Acrylic on canvas
153 x 129.5 cm
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Novices with Umbrellas by Min Wae Aung contemporary artwork painting
Min Wae Aung Novices with Umbrellas, 2020 Acrylic on canvas
153 x 129.5 cm
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Under Sunshine 4 by Min Wae Aung contemporary artwork painting
Min Wae Aung Under Sunshine 4, 2020 Acrylic on canvas
51 x 37 inches
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Under Sunshine 3 by Min Wae Aung contemporary artwork painting
Min Wae Aung Under Sunshine 3, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
152.4 x 122 cm
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Under Sunshine 2 by Min Wae Aung contemporary artwork painting
Min Wae Aung Under Sunshine 2, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
122 x 152.4 cm
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Happy Novice by Min Wae Aung contemporary artwork painting
Min Wae Aung Happy Novice, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
129.5 x 94 cm
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Happy Novices by Min Wae Aung contemporary artwork painting
Min Wae Aung Happy Novices, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
48 x 60 inches
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