Khin Maung Zaw

Artist Story

Born in 1970, Khin Maung Zaw’s works exude a joyful brilliance of colours. This is especially evident in his landscape works. After graduating from the State School of Fine Art in 1991, he won the 1st Prize for Commercial Art in the same year. Thereafter Muang Zaw further developed his skills under the tutelage of renowned Burmese artist such as U Lun Gywe, U Tin Aye, U Myint Lwin, U Myint San and U Thit Lwin Soe. In 1994, he furthers his studies by studying sculpture at his alma mater and won a 1st Prize upon graduation.

 

Khin Muang Zaw now leads the new wave of water colourists that are emerging from Myanmar. Muang Zaw’s superior skill in watercolor is apparent in his detailed pattern of intricate architecture, creases and folds of the fabric as well as the play of light and shadow. His breathtaking watercolor on paper observes the daily scenes young novices going about daily monastic life. In this body of work, the artist pays homage to Buddhism, which, for generations, has been an integral part of Myanmar’s culture.

 
Solo Exhibition

2013 - “Colours of Myanmar”, Wild Rocket, Singapore
2014 - “Colours of Myanmar”, LWH Gallery, Shanghai, China
2014 - “Melody of Light” Suvannabhumi Art Gallery. Chiangmai Mai.,Thailand

Group Exhibitions

1995 - Exhibited at Myanmar Fair, Parco Bugis Junction, and Singapore
1997 - Exhibited In the Footsteps of Siddhartha, Notices the gallery, Singapore
1997 - Works auctioned with Bonhans Glerum, Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore
1998 - Exhibited at Bagan : A World Heritage, Notice the gallery, Singapore
1999 - Exhibited at Image of Myanmar, Paragon Hotel, Singapore
1999 - Works auction with Glerum‘s Auction, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore
2002 - Exhibited at Burmese Days, Bangkok, Thailand
2002 - Exhibited at Artasia Nyc, New York, USA
2005 - Exhibited at Proud Ladies, Pink Skies Art Exhibition, Laluna Gallery, Chiang Mai
2006 - Exhibited at Artasia Nyc, New York, USA
2006 - Exhibited at Hawthorn Gallery, Woodstoke, New York
2007 - Exhibited at Poetry on Canvas, Newton, New Jersey
2007 - Exhibited at Artasia Nyc, New York
2007 - Exhibited at Medusa Emporium and Gallery, New Paltz, New York
2007 - Exhibited within Indochine Beauty, Gallery in Kemang, Jakarta, Indonesia
2009 - Exhibited at Tun Foundation Bank Art Competition Show, Association of Banks, Yangon
2010 - Exhibited at Wishrock Gallery, Grand Avenue, Shelter Island, New York
2011 - Exhibited at 3D Colour Spectrum Art Exhibition, Ministry of Culture Art Gallery, Yangon
2011 - Exhibited at The Parasol Project, Renaissance Fine Arts, Baltimore, USA
2011 - Exhibited at Waveless Group art Exhibition, Lawkanat Gallery, Yangon
2012 - Exhibited at Hope Charity Show, KZL Studio & Art Gallery, and Yangon
2012 - Exhibited at Pure HeART Group Art Exhibition, Wahso Art Gallery, Yangon
2012 - Exhibited at Magic Water, Water Colour Art Exhibition, KZL Studio & Art Gallery, Yangon
2012 - Exhibited at Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Golden Valley Art Centre, Yangon Myanmar
2012 - Exhibited at The Past-The Present-The Future, Suvannabhumi Art Gallery, Chiang Mai Thailand
2012 - Exhibited at Affordable Art Fair Singapore by Lalanta Fine Art
2013 - Exhibited at Art 13 Myanmar Exhibition Yangon, Myanmar
2014 - Exhibited at Art 14 Art Exhibition, Myanmar Event Park, Yangon, Myanmar
2015 - Exhibited at Watercolor 2015, Gallery 65,Yangon, Myanmar
2015 - Affordable Art Fair, Singapore, represented by Lalanta Fine Art
2015 - Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong, represented by Lalanta Fine Art
2015 - Exhibited at “Masters of Myanmar Art”, The Edge Galerie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2015 - Exhibited at “Myanmar in Motion”, LWH Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

Ho-Yoon Shin

Artist  Story
Born in 1975, Ho Yoon Shin graduated from Chosun University in 2001. His awe-inspiring works has won him multiple awards in Korea and has been shown Japan,  China,  Hong Kong,  Singapore,  Germany,  Bulgaria and USA.

 

“I am interested in social phenomena and approached the essence of it. I realised that the closer I approached it, I realised there is no essence. I think it is already intrinsic in me or you, being judged and evaluated by the inherent values in our things. Therefore, if examined in that viewpoint, I begin to understand why the power group of Korea has wanted to spilt all kinds of social systems, – the right and the left, social classes divided on its economic structure, dominance and subordination etc.” said Shin

 

Painstaking crafted by Shin, these intricate artworks are inspired by not just fundamental social and political conditions in Korea and the world today but also Buddhism’s philosophy of emptiness.

 

“Looking at a solid body made up through several layers…, we get to know that the system of the body is organised rather dangerously than strangely, and the system looks like the contemporary society. And its vacant surface and inside are getting filled with our inherent images to completion. In the end, it’s a story about the situation and a point where we fill a surface that doesn’t exist… and console and satisfy ourselves.”

 

Shin hand cuts each layer of the sculpture and coat them urethane that protects and preserves the high-fibre paper. Each layer is then carefully put together with coated paper joints that lend strength and stability to the artwork.

 

Awards

2000 - 4th  medal  in  Dam-yang  Bamboo  Model  Competition
2001 - Silver  medal  in  Sul-ak  Snow  Sculpture  Exhibition
2002 - Gold  medal  in  Tae-baek  International  Snow  Sculpture  Exhibition
2002 - Special  price  in  Busan  Biennale  in  See  Art  Festival
2006 - ‘Hot rapport!’  at  Gwang-ju  Biennale  Site  3
2011 - Silver  Medal  of  Republic  of  Korea  Paper  Art  Contest
2011 - 11th  Ha  Jung  Woong  Young  Artist  Invitation

 
Solo  Exhibition

2005 - ‘Secret  factory’  Vol.01,  Gwangju,  Korea
2007 - Strange  Flowers,  Secret  Factory  Vol.02,  Gwangju,  Korea
2011 - 3rd Solo  exhibition  ‘There  is  No  Essence’,  Gwangju,  Korea
2012 - Solo  Exhibition  ‘Island’,  798,  Beijing,  China
2013 - ‘There  is  No  Essence’  Artery,  Bangkok,  Thailand  Group  Exhibition
2000 - 2000  ARTFACTORY,  Seoul,  Korea
2001 - 3rd Alternative  Space  Exhibition  of  Group  Fusion  Center,  Gwangju,  Korea
2002 - Busan  Beach  Biennale,  Busan,  Korea
2003 - 5rd Alternative  Space  Exhibition  of  Group  Fusion  in  library,  Gwangju Korea
2004 - 1st International  Art  Book  Fair  at  COEX.  Seoul
2004 - Open  studio  in  Gwangju  City  Museum  of  Art  Studio  for  creative  activity,  Korea
2004 - Exhibited  at  Gwangju  Biennale  site  3,  Gwangju,  Korea
2005 - Vol.3  exhibition  at  Gwangju  City  Museum  of  Art,  Korea
2005 - Exhibited  at  Frankfurt  Book  exhibition,  Germany
2005 - Exhibited  at  Nam-bu  Modern  Art  Festival,  Gwangju,  Korea
2006 - ‘Hot  rapport!’,  Gwangju  Biennale  Site  3,  Gwangju  city  Museum  of  Art,  Korea
2008 - Exhibited  at  Funstuz:  Art  and  Play,  Hangaram  Museum  of  Art,  Seoul,  Korea
2008 - Exhibited  at  Delightful  Zip,  Chang Chon,  Gwangju Biennale,  Korea
2009 - Exhibited  at  Blue  Dot  Asia  2009  at  Hangaram  Museum  of  Art,  Seoul,  Korea
2010 - Emerging Asian Artists at Gwangju Biennale, Korea
2010 - Artfair21  at  Staatenhaus  Am  Rheinpark,  Cologne,  Germany
2011 - 1st  Sofia  International  Paper  Art  Biennial  at  National  Art  Gallery & Alley  Art  Gallery,  Sofia,  Bulgaria
2011 - Ha  Jung  Woong  Young  Artist  Invitation  at  Gwangju  Museum  of  Art,  Korea
2011 - ‘Luggage-2nd Bangkok-Asia Young Artist Festival’,  Artery,  Bangkok,  Thailand
2012 - Mudeung Tales,  Today  Art  Museum,  Beijing,  China
2012 - Korean  Zone,  ARTMIA,  Beijing,  China
2012 - Exhibition  of  Famous  Artists,  Macau,  China
2012 - Mudeung  Tales,  Henan  Museum,  Zhengzhou,  China
2012 - Media  Variegations,  AAW,  798,  Beijing,  China
2013 - All  about  Korea,  White  Box,  Munich,  Germany
2013 - Korean  Contemporary,  Schultz  Gallery,  Berlin,  Germany
2013 - Art Nova 100,  798 Space,  Beijing,  China
2013 - Kobe  Biennale,  Meriken Park,  Kobe,  Japan
2013 - HFAF.  George  R.  Brown  Convention  Center,  Houston,  USA
2013 - AAF  2013,  Pit  Building,  Singapore
2013 - Art  Nova  100,  Shanghai  1929  Artspace,  Shanghai,  China
2013 - Art Nova 100,  Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center,  Shenzhen,  China
2014 - The  Essence  of  ‘i’,  LWH  Gallery,  Shanghai

 

Sang Jin Lim

Artist Story
Korea National Art Exhibition Special Prize. Receive the prize 6 times between 1991 and 1999

 

Buil National Art Exhibition a prize, Busan Ilbo Newspaper in 1995

 

Korea water painting contest exhibit first prize

 

Middle National Art Exhibition, Mokou, Silla National Art Exhibition special selection

 

Biography

1999 -1th Yesasang Solo Invitation Exhibition at LOTTE Gallery, Busan
2000 -2th Solo Exhibition at Kimjaesun Gallery, Busan
2000 -3th Solo Invitation Exhibition at Hyundae Art Gallery, Busan
2000 -4th Solo Exhibition at Gallery H, Busan
2006 - Group Exhibition, Embodiment painting exhibition at Daegu Culture &Art Center
2007 - Booth Solo Exhibition at Arts Center, Seoul
2007 - Solo Exhibition at Tablo Gallery, Seoul
2008 - Embodiment Painting Exhibition at Arts Center, Seoul
2010 - Gallery Namu Open Anniversary Exhibition
2010 - Group exhibition, Yeosu International Art Festival, Chonnam University, Gukdong Gallery
2011 - Gallery Selim Invitation Exhibition
2011 - Hana Love Gold Club Gallery Invitation Exhibition at Hana Bank, Seoul
2012 - Prima Hotel Solo Invitation Exhibition at Prima Hotel, Seoul
2013 - Works presented at at Worlds Apart Fair, Singapore