Myanmar Art: Kyaw Lin’s Search for Sublime

Color and composition.

These are the two hallmarks of Kyaw Lin’s paintings.  This 40-year-old Laputta-born artist has a penchant for vivid colors, linear lines and structurally sound compositions, giving off a certain nonchalant and cool vibe that stands out in any gallery.

With a borderline obsession for flower vases and indistinguishable fruit – is that a tomato on the chair? …and that other round object resembles a teal green pear yet to be studied by pomologists – Kyaw Lin appears to paint what he sees in his residence every day.

Could you imagine him getting up mid way from reading a book while eating teal green pears from the Kyaw Lin Land and dragging his thick paint brushes across whatever canvas that seems to be lying nearby?  That is the sort of impression, that nonchalant capture of a fleeting moment of joy and beauty from an ordinary day, found in a piece of Kyaw Lin’s art.

This is the type of art I want to see everyday, hung up on my dining room wall for me to stare at and contemplate at every breakfast.

Found at River Gallery.  Artist bio here.

Kyaw Lin Myanmar Still Life 10

Kyaw Lin Myanmar Still Life 10

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Kyaw Lin Myanmar Still Life 7

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Kyaw Lin Myanmar Still Life 4