Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
Dimensions: 122cm (H) x 152.5cm (W) / 48" (H) x 60" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
"The Muse' was created for "Playing Time and Space" a painting exhibition by Wunna Aung, Thu Myat and Kyaw Moe Khine, aka “Bart Was Not Here”, three artists from Myanmar known for their involvement in the Yangon Street Art scene. Facing a never ending political transition and consequent disenchantments, they find solace in creating the “sidewise world” they would like to live in. In this exhibition, their art becomes a machine to travel through time and space in a playful way. Passionated about the interstellar universe, Thu Myat depicts a cosmos inhabited by aliens and gods.
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Based in: Yangon
Born in 1986 in Yangon, Thu Myat has a B.A. in Business Management as well as a Diploma in Multimedia. He is the co-founder of Plus Ka Gyia company that specializes in graphic design.
A member of the OKP Crew, he has been at the forefront of Myanmar’s urban and street art – especially as the organizer of Rendezvous: South East Asia Urban Art Event.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions, including several group shows at New Zero Art Space and Lawkanat Gallery in Yangon. He also participated in the exhibition Urbane at Folklore-Kunstraum in Innsbruck, Austria, 2013. In 2017 he was commissioned to create a giant mural painting on the Myaynigone Flyover in Yangon. In 2017 he was commissioned to create a giant mural painting on the Myaynigone Flyover in Yangon.
His first exhibition in Singapore "Myanmar New Wave, pop art revisited", took place in October 2017. In 2018, Thu Myat was exhibited at SEA FOCUS on Intersections' booth and at Intersections' gallery in a group show titled "Playing Time and Space". In 2020 Thu Myat was commissioned by the Singapore Tourism Board to create artworks for the Singapore Festival in Yangon.
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