Myanmar artist Aung Kyaw Htet is a devout Buddhist who grew up in a small village, two factors which have a strong influence on his art. Internationally known for his paintings of monks and nuns and Buddhist life in his home country, the 50-year-old artist’s current exhibition, Rice Is Nice, depicts the cultivation of this integral agrarian staple and its contribution to the growth and wealth of Asia. In this series of oil paintings, he explores the journey of rice – from planting, to harvest, and kitchen – and how rice is used in various religious and non-religious contexts in Myanmar. Aung Kyaw Htet studied at the State School of Fine Arts in Yangon and has participated in several exhibitions in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Dubai, and Monaco. His works are also on display in the museum collections of the National Museum of Myanmar and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.
Rice Is Life is on view from June 20 to July 18 at Thavibu Gallery,
JTC Jewelry Trade Center, 4th Fl., Suite 433, 919/1 Silom Rd. The gallery is open from Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm.
Contact 0 2266 5454 for more information.