Arts

Everyone is Waiting for Something

By Wei Yan Aung 15 July 2019

YANGON—People in shaggy clothes with weary expressions and bony facial structures are the subjects Kaung Kyaw Khine uses to express his notion of anticipation.

“I want to present the objective reality of the people,” the artist said, speaking about his fourth solo art exhibition, “Waiting For.”

The philosophy behind the title is simple.

A painting of Kaung Kyaw Khine`s currently exhibiting at Nawaday Tharlar art gallery. / Supplied

“Everyone is waiting for something,” he said.

As distressed looking as they are in their daily struggle with life, the people’s faces also suggest they live with hope.

A painting of Kaung Kyaw Khine`s currently exhibiting at Nawaday Tharlar art gallery. / Supplied

“I want to fully express the emotions of people,” the artist said.

The exhibition will be held through July 19 at Nawaday Tharlar Gallery on Yawmingyi Street in Yangon’s Dagon Township. The works can be purchased for prices between US$1,100 and $6,500.

A painting of Kaung Kyaw Khine`s currently exhibiting at Nawaday Tharlar art gallery. / Supplied

Kaung Kyaw Khine was born in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, in 1982. His father is a former art teacher and his mother is a school teacher. After finishing high school, he attended the Yangon State School of Fine Arts, matriculating in 2003. After graduating in 2006, he devoted himself to the arts.

A painting of Kaung Kyaw Khine`s currently exhibiting at Nawaday Tharlar art gallery. / Supplied

His works have been shown in many exhibitions locally and internationally, in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, the U.S., New Zealand, France and Australia. His collection can now be seen at Nawaday Tharlar Gallery.

A painting of Kaung Kyaw Khine`s currently exhibiting at Nawaday Tharlar art gallery. / Supplied

You May Also Like These Stories:

New Exhibition by Artist Kyar Pauk Fascinates the Eyes and the Ears

New YHT Exhibition Celebrates Yangon’s Fading ‘Moveable Heritage’

Young Painter Brings the World of His Imagination to Life in 1st Solo Show

Loading