Khin Zaw Latt
Born 1980 in Laputta, Myanmar, Khin Zaw Latt graduated from University of Culture in 2002. Since then, he has actively participated in exhibitions in Myanmar and has been invited to art events overseas. He has also lived and painted in India and Nepal and was artist in residence in Malaysia 2008.
At age of 29, Khin Zaw Latt. is well known for his simple yet mature Buddha paintings. The style and composition of his paintings both calms and enriches the mind and soul.
In his continuous quest to expand his perspective, the artist moved from his signature Buddhist series to a new series on people which earned him the Myanmar Contemporary Art contest in 2008 and a finalist position in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2009.
The new paintings portray the ordinary people from Myanmar going about their life in a futuristic style. his new crowd series depicts the mixed emotions and feelings of seeing the life of ordinary people as being extraordinary. Through the interplay between calm and chaos, something is discovered in his paintings which give respect and compassion a new meaning
“I was very much affected by the sight of crowds of local people. I could feel the hardship and struggle of their everyday life, but also how they just got on with it. I started looking at individuals in the crowd and noticing some things that were lovely to see. I wanted to express this in my paintings - the uncomfortable pressure of crowd, but also the individual beauty that sparkles through the ordinary.”
This solo exhibition titled MOVING FORWARD featuring 15 paintings from this new series will be run from 7th January to 11th February at Asia Fine Art gallery.
Khin Zaw Latt is an Asia Fine Art gallery artist. His works are in private and public collections in Europe and North America.
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