Myanmar Artists | Aung Kyaw Htet
Aung Kyaw Htet was born in 1965 in Myaungmya and studied at the State School of Fine Arts in Yangon. He is a devout Buddhist and grew up in a small village -- two factors which have a strong influence on his art. He is internationally known for his paintings of monks and nuns and Buddhist life in Myanmar where his focus has been on the humanity of the people rather than monks as religious symbols. He is a master of rendering expressive faces and the use of light and shadow and subdued colours to convey the serenity of the works. He has participated in several exhibitions internationally such as in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indi, Dubai, Monaco, Korea and the USA. His paintings are in the museum collections of the National Museum of Myanmar and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia. His most recent exhibition is at Agora Gallery, New York.
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