The Irrawaddy

Fifth Exhibition for 79-Year-Old Artist

The exhibition shows at Lokanat Gallery in Yangon from Sept. 18-25. (Supplied)

YANGON — Artist Maung Maung Thein (Pathein) is showing his fifth solo art exhibition at Lokanat Gallery in Yangon from Sept. 18-25.

The exhibition features natural scenery and traditions from different parts of Myanmar as well as scenes from Phuket in Thailand.

Maung Maung Thein has been teaching painting to children since the 1950s. The 79-year old studied painting from artists of the colonial period like Saya Myit, U Maung Maung Mya and U Thet Win.

He completed some of his paintings in the exhibition in the 1980s. He is also showing outdoor paintings he drew in Phuket. Prices of the 60 oil and acrylic paintings range from US$100-$700.

The artist, who is not able to attend the exhibition for health reasons, said, “Every artist has his or her own style, learning basic techniques and creating one’s own piece of work. Other artists’ styles are their own ones. Create art with one’s own style and be proud of it.”