Exhibition Celebrates Burmese Art Without Borders

Kyaw Phyo Tha The Irrawaddy

RANGOON—It’s an art exhibition with a message: “No more walls for Burma’s paintings, art inter-relations [with other countries] are just beginning.”

With the art works of 21 Burmese artists, “Tomorrow Without Walls” at Culture Bridge Gallery in Rangoon provides a window to the different styles in the country’s contemporary art scene today, from still life to portrait to abstract. All are flavored with different approaches ranging from realism to hyper-realism to cubism to impressionism.

“Since the beginning of the 21st century, Burma’s painting market has been open to the west, and there are no more walls in art market,” explained Yan Naung Oo, the founder of the gallery. “So, this exhibition symbolizes that now is the beginning of art inter-relations after decades of isolation.”

Visitors to the exhibition will be treated to acrylic paintings of Burmese nature and culture by master painters like B. Tin Win, or the cubism of Tin Maung Oo (Rgn). Portraits of South American Communist revolutionary Che Guevara, British musician John Lennon and Burmese lifelong peace activist Dagon Taya are on show for admirers and collectors alike.

Tomorrow Without Walls is open until Saturday at Culture Bridge Gallery,
# 31, Second Floor, Upper Pazundaung Road, Rangoon. Tel: 09420763441 / 09448015682