U Lun Gywe, Beach Maiden, Year: 2011, Oil on canvas, 91 x 61 cm. Price: US$ 8,900
With an artistic practice that spans more than fifty years, eighty year old U Lun Gywe is regarded as Burma's most prominent master painter and one of Southeast Asia's most important senior artists. U Lun Gywe's figurative works of Burmese women are a celebration of their inherent beauty and grace, which he renders through his unique Impressionist style of painting that is a combination of orientalist discipline and western artistic practices. His paintings of dancers and village women, rendered with a vibrant palette and sweeping brushstrokes, are filled with movement - a contrast to his quiet sketches of nudes that aptly reflect his western art training.
Opening on June 18 at 5 pm
U Lun Gywe is unfortunately too old and frail to travel. Shireen Naziree will be present to sign the book and talk about
the art works.