Insein Artists Exhibit Their Work

By Wei Yan Aung 16 August 2017

YANGON — The annual group exhibition of Insein Township artists features Yangon cityscapes, as well as culturally significant places and ethnic people from across the country.

Artist Moe Thura talked about his painting, which depicts Pansodan Road’s second-hand book vendors.

“Mostly I paint everyday life—scenes from my daily life. I often go to second-hand book markets. I like the place, the atmosphere. So I put it on canvas.”

One of artist Triangle Tun Naing’s works is a wild flower in full bloom on a sunny day. He said he saw the flower by the roadside in southern Shan State.

“This is about freedom—a flower in the wild and in the wind.  So, I didn’t even frame this painting,” he said.

Modernist Nyi Tun features a nude series focused on mass and density. He said most of his paintings showcased at the exhibition were drawn from female art models.

There are more than 50 paintings from 16 artists priced between US$100 and $1,200, showcased until Sunday at Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Organization (Central) in Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon.

Translated from Burmese by Thet Ko Ko.