August 19, 2016

Rakhine artist to exhibit works of life at sea

More than 30 oil and acrylic art pieces will be on display at
Yangon Gallery during the 5-day exhibition

A painting by artist Shwe Thein.
A painting by artist Shwe Thein.

THE Yangon Gallery will host a solo show of the artist Shwe Thein this month, featuring works depicting the lives of travellers on row boats, event organiser Lynn Whut Hmone said.
The 34-year-old artist said the exhibition is entitled ‘North Wind’ as the paintings tend to focus on the cooler months of the year.
“The winter season is better for seaman as the waves are more stable,” said Lynn Whut Hmon.
The event will run from 5 to 9 December and will showcase more than 30 oil and acrylic paintings. Most of his works are based on the daily lives of people in Kyauktaw Township in Rakhine State, the native town of the Arakanese (Rakhine) artist.
All artworks are available for sale at the gallery, with prices ranging from US$1,000 to $5,000.
This is the fifth solo exhibition by Artist Shwe Thein, who has exhibited both at home and abroad. He also plans to display his works at a group event scheduled to take place in Thailand.
The Yangon Gallery is located within the compound of People’s Park near the Planetarium Museum on Ahlone Road.  The gallery will present a series of events this month, including a photo exhibition and an art show by female artists.
The gallery invited Artist Shwe Thein to showcase his works last year, according to the organiser, who said the gallery will also request another prominent artist to host an exhibition later this month.



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