Catching the “Northern Breeze”
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.