News and Views

29 May 2013

Visit with one of the grand old men of Myanmar Art- May, 2013

Last week I went to visit Khin Maung Yin, one of Myanmar's most esteemed and beloved artists.  He was sitting on the floor, surrounded by paints and canvases, looking at some books someone had just brought him.  He was delighted by the books as they all used his painting images on their front covers, and seeing them brought back memories of those works and when he had created them.  He was full of fun and devilment, teasing Aung Myint, who had accompanied me, and telling stories about the 400 students of English who come to his small house for lessons and laughs.  Although partially paralyzed from a stroke, Khin Maung Yin is undimmed by age, still painting every day and receiving legions of visitors.  Long may it continue.

21 February 2013

Myanmar Artists Exhibited in India

In conjunction with the Calcutta Arts Club, River Gallery artists are highlighted in a group show that will travel to several Indian cities over the next six months.  At the preview on Tuesday, viewers were able to see a diversity range of works from five of Myanmar's top contemporary talents.
18 December 2012

Artist Myo Khin's new Book

One of Myanmar's most acclaimed abstract artists, Myo Khin has just published a book about his artistic career and his philosophy of art. A bi-lingual publication, it provides a unique insight into one of Myanmar's most thoughtful and thought-provoking artists.