Time: January 11, 2011 to January 30, 2011
Location: Whitespace Gallery
Street: 2-4/F, Block No 16, Lido Theater, Siam Square Soi 3, Rama I Rd
City/Town: Bangkok, Thailand
Website or Map: http://www.whitespaceasia.com
Phone: 02 252 2900
Event Type: art, painting, exhibition
Latest Activity: Jan 7, 2011
“Life in Yangon” by Yan Naing Tun
Curated by Arnold Obermayr
Opening 14 January 2011 7-9 pm.
Exhibition 11-30 January 2011
His current monochrome series has resonated with collectors from around the world, with its poignant scenes from everyday life in Yangon. The works capture people in the most humdrum circumstances – in the teashop, at the bus-stop, waiting at the hospital. Yan Naing Tun artistic imagination subtly alters this reality, rendering it in monochrome, which banishes the banal and makes us look at these everyday scenes afresh.
Talking about his current series, Yan Naing Tun says, “I use the green colour to give the
audience fresh ideas which will let them have an extraordinary feeling when they look at my paintings. The texture supports the subjects and backgrounds, and the figures are distorted which aims to let people see a different reality. I want people to feel a sense of peace, calmness, stability and tranquility.
“I want the audience to extend their imagination when they look at the paintings, even though I am showing scenes from everyday life: for example, people on trains, at teashops, the daily lives of monks, people in hospitals, people on ferries. I want my paintings to show how we are always waiting - for something.”