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Lwin Oo Maung

Maung Nae Mal - 12

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Maung Nae Mal - 12

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Lwin Oo Maung

US$ 250

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2019

Inkjet print

Edition of 5

Dimensions: 24cm (H) x 36cm (W) / 9.4" (H) x 14.2" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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In Lwin Oo Maung’s photo performance series, the artist and takes a companion through different sites of the city’s sprawling streets and landmarks. The masks represent the artists’ Burmese zodiac symbols - one for each day of the week. These zodiac signs often illustrate a person’s personality type, and he visualizes this conversation between two personalities though antagonistic or admiring meetings, with Yangon - Myanmar’s largest and most cosmopolitan city - as a backdrop.

In Burmese, women use to call her husband or boyfriend “Maung” and men use to call his wife or girlfriend “Mal or May”. Maung Nae Mal refer to husband and wife.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1983

Hometown: Yangon

Based in: Yangon and Taunggyi

He was born in Yangon in 1983. As a teenager he joined the Myanmar army. He then worked in the NGO sector and as a magazine illustrator. Along the way, he taught himself to paint. Artists worship themselves. They are their favorite subject. Their bodies and minds are the realizations of their existential identities. Sharing stories through artwork creates a power dynamic between audience and viewer. In some cases, the viewer begins to worship the artist.

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