If there is a painter who comes to mind when you hear the term “Myanmar artist”, it is safe to say that you are a very good art geek.
According to a local newspaper in Myanmar, there are 10,000 officially registered artists in the country, and about 60,000 if non-registered artists are included. In addition, there are only two universities specializing in art in Myanmar at present. In addition, although there are national museums, public art museums have not yet been established. The only way to get a taste of the latest art is to stroll through small art galleries, both privately owned and privately operated. Although Asia is behind the rest of the world in the structuring of art, it is still an unthinkable situation compared to Japan.
In this article, we would like to introduce 10 artists who are represented by River Gallery from among the cobbled-together artists in Myanmar.
Dawei Tu Tu
Kyee Myintt Saw
Ni Po U
Zaw Win Pe
Myanmar has a diverse history and face – tropical, multi-ethnic, Buddhist infiltration of daily life, and a long military regime – but there are artists who create very unique works of art in this country. I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to these artists.