Myanmar [Burmese] Artists | Nyein Chan Su
Nyein Chan Su (often called NCS) was born in 1973 in Rangoon and studied at the State School of Fine Arts from 1994. NCS's narratives and images require the viewer to enter them as an active reader; on one level, it is the visual narrative of people, time and place, on another level, it calls to mind that very little has changed. His works invoke the futility that, despite 'change', Myanmar's society continues to be plagued by red tape, which NCS so subtly describes as a thin red vein that delicately meanders through his pictures. He has participated in several shows inside Myanmar as well as in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand. His participation in the 1999 Fukuoka Art Triennale in Japan launched his international art career. He is equally renowned as a painter as well as a performance artist and for his video installations. Nyein Chan Su’s artworks are in the permanent collections of the Singapore Art Museum, and the Fukuoka Art Museum.