Catch­ing the “North­ern Breeze”

The Myanmar Times - - The Metro - SAN LIN TUN

THE North­ern Breeze Artists Group held an art ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled “North­ern Breeze” at OK Art Gallery at No. 20/21, North of Aung San Sta­dium from Septem­ber 11 to Septem­ber 14. The col­lec­tive art show com­prises 39 vet­er­ans and as­pir­ing artists.

Among th­ese artists, the well-re­spected, eight gold medal award win­ner Thukhuma Ohn Khin dis­played three of his art­works about a pleas­ant cou­ple of a dragon princess and an ogre prince in hu­man forms. The paint­ing was over 50 years old and was priced at US$20, 000 (K30.93 mil­lion).

The other artists also show­cased two or three of their art­works in the ex­hi­bi­tion. The high­lighted ones in the book­let were that of the grand paint­ing by Kyike Lat Win Maung who por­trayed two big lions at the stair­ways of the Sh­wedagon Psagoda.

Artists Hla Tin Tun de­picted a tran­quil scene of a lake while Mahn Hil­ton Chone showed a scene in Inle Lake, high­light­ing a leg-rower with the back­ground of a se­ries of long-tiled huts sur­rounded by a moun­tain range with hang­ing clouds, and the wa­ter sur­face of the lake.

Mya Thaung dis­played the rum­bling part of a tem­ple as a back­ground, and a monk mov­ing to­wards it, while Ko Maung Win Hla drew a flower seller. Tun Kyaw used wa­ter colour to draw a bunch of grapes.

Myint O Two showed horse-carts and a driver who rested un­der the shade of the tree, while Soe Naing’s semi-ab­stract works were also dis­played to at­tract art-lovers. Maung Yin Min por­trayed a nude girl on bed, turn­ing her face the other way and Zaw Min(Poster) drew an el­e­gant Ba­gan dancer. Aung Lin drew a wa­ter­colour paint­ing which showed a scene at the jetty to give live­li­ness to view­ers.

Saw Tin Maung’s paint­ing of a green paddy field while four peo­ple waded into the wa­ter, some look­ing for fish, was splen­did. Zaw Win Pe’s art­work was about a sleep­ing girl and Kyaw Nyein’s painted two Bud­dhist monks hold­ing fans in hand while walk­ing to­wards the other side of the coast.

Mon Thet drew an im­pres­sion style paint­ing of a clus­ter of flow­ers in dif­fer­ent colours which ex­uded pleas­ant­ness. Maw Thu Da Nu used mo­saic pat­terns on his paint­ing while Ye Min Aung used wa­ter­color to por­tray the scene of down­town Yan­gon, show­ing the land­mark cen­tral fire ser­vices sta­tion tower.

Wunna Aung gave the soli­tude sen­sa­tion through his paint­ing of a lane fringed with lines of trees while Lin Than­dar Aung sim­ply por­trayed a liv­ing room com­pris­ing a rock­ing chair, a ta­ble with a flower vase, and a set­tee, with the open­ing win­dow through which a panoramic view could be seen. Myat Co’s art­works were dis­tinc­tive with his high­lights on leaves in green wa­ter.

Than Kyaw Htay’s paint­ing of two women car­ry­ing wa­ter pots on heads and un­der the arms por­trayed the en­durance and hard­ship of Myan­mar women liv­ing in the coun­try­side while Ba Khine de­picted the serene na­ture of Myan­mar’s rus­tic life with a white­wash tem­ple, a horse cart, lines of toddy palm trees, a bunch of folk in chat­ting. Naw Ke Do’s paint­ing was a por­trait of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wear­ing flow­ers, and look­ing side­ways, and Ma Naw sim­ply dis­played the joys of lovers, hold­ing each other hands.

Win Swe Tun painted trav­ellers tread­ing on a wooden bridge and Thar Htet drew the pic­ture of a waterfall, and Min Oo drew the night pic­ture of the Sh­wedagon Pagoda. Moe Lwin show­cased his fruits and flow­ers paint­ings which high­lighted the pink colour.

S Moe Z showed a brook scat­tered with colour­ful rocks while Aung Naing drew a sob­bing child. Tun Nyunt Oo drew a man driv­ing two oxen while plough­ing the paddy field, de­pict­ing the hard life a farmer led. Hlaing One drew a Myan­mar lady at Thanakha grind­ing stone and look­ing at mir­ror for beau­ti­fy­ing her­self.

Nay Hlaing Win por­trayed a monk and a Bud­dha image. H Myint Than drew a pic­ture of Sh­wedagon Pagoda at night time, and K Htwe de­picted a pic­ture of novices read­ing, and Kaung Kyaw Khine drew a pic­ture of a man read­ing while seated on a stool. Shwe Thein por­trayed sam­pan with the back ground of orange, yel­low, and blue col­ors. San Lin Tunis a free­lance writer who writes es­says, po­etry and short story.

Pho­tos: Thiri Lu

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