“Portrait of Myanmar” presents a series of portraits featuring faces of local Burmese from all walks of life. Observed and interpreted by two artists from different generations in Myanmar's contemporary art, these faces conveys artists' reflections of their own people and their own country in a subtle yet powerful way.
Regarded as a “master artist” in his country with influence on younger artists throughout Southeast Asia, U Tin Win depicts genuine portraitures of tribal people whose livelihood and cultural value remain largely intact despite the country's rapid influx of external influence. Each face vibrantly shines with happiness and proud with an undeniable sense of dignity.
Khin Zaw Latt, a recognized name in international art scene with exhibitions in major art markets around the world, presents his view of Burmese people through a series of urbanized individuals. Their expression bears a glimpse of hardship and frustration with undertone of hope and aspiration. His work reflects the current social and environmental changes in the city which affect the outlook of the locals.
The exhibition not only presents a complete view of indigenous people whose existent make Myanmar a complete country but also presents the voice of artists from 2 generations who address the economic, cultural, and social context through these images.