Myint San Myint

Myint San Myint

Burmese Artist Myint San Myint came to develop his present distinctive style of painting slowly. He first studied physics and worked as a teacher for eleven years, drawing and painting as a hobby until he decided to improve his technique and began to study painting with renowned artist U Thein Han.

At first, he painted in a realistic style as he had been taught, but became bored with this approach and, since his family had a silkscreen business, he began to experiment with silkscreen as a medium. Gradually he progressed to using different media and styles, but retains a passion for working with prints.

In 2010, he began a series of paintings of movie stars, combining their portraits with movie posters. Less famous subjects included thanakha-wearing women and a mute neighbour who is paired with a stringless guitar.

The observer’s attention is continuously shifted around his paintings from nearly obscured deeper layers to images laying on top of them.
Because he is commenting on the mass media with its advertisements, headlines, and posters,these familiar elements impart a certain unsentimental reality to his work, but it should also be viewed as capturing the spirit of an era.

1980 Born in Pyay, Myanmar

2001 Exp: 22022001, group show, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon

2002 received BA (Painting), from the University of Culture, Yangon, Myanmar
6th Badge group show, National Theatre, Yangon

2004 Aung Ko’s Art Work Solo Show, AZADA Gallery, Yangon

2006 News is No News, a short film solo show, Nm Gallery, Yangon
Myanmar Ceramic Society group show, Alliance Française de Yangon
Ceramic work group show, Mr Brown Café, Yangon

2007 Wild Eye V, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon
8th Open International Performance Festival, Beijing, China
Performance Art Show, Chaungtha, Myanmar
Performance Art Show, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon
Performance Art Show, Thanlyin, Myanmar
Event of Thuyedan, art show, Pyay

2008 Beyond Pressure, International Performance Art Festival, Yangon
Beyond the Rain, art exhibition, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon

Singapore Bienniale 2008 (collaboration with Chaw Ei Thein and Rich Streitmatter Tran)

Festival of Contemporary Theatre and Performance Art, Alliance Française de Yangon

New Zero Fine Art Show, Beikthano Art Gallery, Yangon

Exposition de Collective, art show, Alliance Française de Yangon

2009 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Trienniale, Fukuoka, Japan
Body Temporary/Corps Temporaire performance, Alliance Française de Yangon

2007–2010 Organiser of Thuyedan Event, a village art project