Primal Colors

By The Irrawaddy 18 June 2015

RANGOON — Simplicity is the defining motif of renowned Burmese painter MPP Yei Myint’s latest solo show.

“The best things I like are the simplest things,” the 62-year old artist said at Think Art Gallery in downtown Rangoon, where his seventh solo show, ‘Origin’, is running from June 17 to 19.

Drawn from the last eight years of his oeuvre, the 67 paintings on display this week rely heavily on primary colors and austere, geometrical compositions—a striking contrast from the bold styles and ominous shadows in the work of ‘Cancer’, his 2014 exhibition which chronicled the social ills plaguing Burma.

“It’s up to the viewers to decide whether they like them or not,” he said. “For me, I think we need to make changes sometimes.”

Think Art Gallery is located at 231 Nawaday Street, Dagon Township.