Win Tint Craves New Ideas, Even After Success

By Wei Yan Aung 5 September 2017

Artist Win Tint came to fame for his paintings of pagodas and temples. His Shwedagon Pagoda series ‘Gold and Light’ and Bagan series ‘Beauty of Monument’ were a hit among local art lovers. But his success has not stopped his craving for new ideas.

“I always want to present new things rather than old ones. I don’t want people to say I show the same old things. I want to give them something new,” Win Tint told The Irrawaddy.

The magazine illustrator-turned-painter also works as an instructor at Yangon State School of Fine Art, and his exhibitions have been showcased abroad.

His latest creations will be showcased at Lokanat Art Gallery from September 2 to 11. The exhibition ‘Recent Works’ features landscapes of Yangon, Inle Lake and Ava on 3×4 and 4×5-foot canvas.

Win Tint said he has used new techniques in his latest works, such as painting with newspaper, which he has enjoyed.

“Previously, I only used brushes. But in this exhibition, I use new techniques. I didn’t draw waves with a brush, but twisted a newspaper and painted it, and then pushed it [on the canvas]. I love this technique,” he said.

The exhibition, Win Tint’s sixth solo, showcases 11 paintings priced between US$1,500 and $2,000.