45 works of Myanmar contemporary art on display in KL

Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah (Right) and Raja Permaisuri Perak Darul Ridzuan Tuanku Zara Salim (Centre) attend the opening of “Masters of Myanmar Art” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 21, April, 2015.—Photo: The Edge Galerie
Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah (Right) and Raja Permaisuri Perak Darul Ridzuan Tuanku Zara Salim (Centre) attend the opening of “Masters of Myanmar Art” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 21, April, 2015.—Photo: The Edge Galerie

Yangon, 3 May — Forty-five works by eleven Myanmar artists are being exhibited in a month long show in Kuala Lumpur, attracting Malaysian artists and collectors.
The show is aimed at offering Malaysian collectors the opportunity to discover and acquire Myanmar paintings by accomplished artists of the country, according to The Edge Media Group, which organized the exhibition.
The show of the works by the artists— Zaw Min, Aung Thin Oo, Khin Zaw Latt, Khin Maung Zaw, Moe Nyo, Mon Thet, Pann Kyi, Soe Soe (Labutta), Tin Win (Beikthano), Tin Htay Aung and Zay Yar Aye— began on 21st April and will continue until 20 May.
The one-month show titled “Masters of Myanmar Art” is the result of the keen interest of Datuk Seri Kalimullah Hassan, chairman of ECM Libra Financial Group Bhd and a collector of Myanmar art.  He seeks to introduce to Malaysian collectors the extraordinary talents he has encountered on his travels to Yangon and other cities in Myanmar for business and leisure.
His Royal Highness Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah opened the show on 21st April and famous artists and collectors of Malaysia were present at the ceremony.
Khin Zaw Latt, one of the artists whose works are on display, said that His Royal Highness purchased three paintings on the opening day including two of his own.
He said he is proud that works by himself and fellow artist Pann Kyi have become part of the Royal Family’s collection.
Proceeds from the sale will be channeled to a charity in Myanmar, according to the Edge Galerie.
Masters of Myanmar Art showcases the coming together of traditional and modern influences, intertwined with the cultural identity of Myanmar artists, said Ho Kay Tat, publisher and chief executive officer of the Edge Media Group.
From impressionism to realism, the works of this eclectic group of artists explores contemporary Myanmar art from all angles as the viewer is exposed to a mixture of nostalgic Myanmar life and colourful and expressive abstract renderings, he added.
As Myanmar continues to develop economically, global attention will be increasingly focused on the Southeast Asian nation and Myanmar art has already attracted the interest of collectors from around the world, according to Malaysian collectors.—GNLM

Myanmar artists (Left to Right) Pann Kyi, Khin Maung Zaw, Khin Zaw Latt, Soe Soe (Laputta), Tin Win (Beikthano), Mon Thet and Zay Yar Aye await the arrival of Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah at the Edge Galerie. —Photo: The Edge Galerie
Myanmar artists (Left to Right) Pann Kyi, Khin Maung Zaw, Khin Zaw Latt, Soe Soe (Laputta), Tin Win (Beikthano), Mon Thet and Zay Yar Aye await the arrival of Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah at the Edge Galerie. —Photo: The Edge Galerie
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