Maw Thu Da Nu

Artist Story
Blessed with a unique keen sense of colour and light, Da Nu’s works exude strong technical competence and offer a rich palate of vibrant colours. Born in 1984 and graduated in 2006, his works are horned by years of tutelage under highly respected teachers and artists such as U Mg Mg Soe, U Thein Shwe Kyi, U Kyaw Thu Rain, U Maung Oo, U Win Tint, U Than Kywe & U Win Pe Myint

 

Du Nu chooses to compose his works through the reflection of glass and mirrors so as to literally ‘reflect’ upon on the social, political and economic development in his country. The modern store window display and the growing population of luxury cars in Yangon, are no mere evidence of the growing wealth in Myanmar. In the eyes of Du Nu, they serve as his medium on which he expresses his concern on the impact of capitalism and consumerism on his beloved country.

 

As much as he appreciates the benefits of economic growth on improving the living conditions of his people, he is equally concern about the cost of rapid development. He certainly hopes that people appreciates the visual aesthetic of his works of reflection, but more importantly, he wish that they will also perhaps take a moment to reflect upon the reflection within.

International Exhibitions
2013 - Fast cars and dangerous women, Utterly Art, Singapore
2013 - Affordable Art fair, Singapore presented by Utterly Art
2014 - Beauty + Violence, LWH Gallery, Shanghai, China.
Group Exhibitions
2006 - Group Show at Golden Valley Art Gallery, Myanmar
2007 - Participated in Best Painting of the year, Tun Foundation, Yangon
2009 - Participated in Best Painting of the year, Tun Foundation, Yangon
2010 - OParticipated in Best Painting of the year, Tun Foundation, Yangon
2011 - Finalist in Best Painting of the year, Tun Foundation, Yangon
2011 - Participated in Point Exhibition, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Yangon
2012 - Participated in 2nd Point Exhibition, Myanmar Art Center, Yangon
2012 - Participated in 1st Save the War Victims Art Exhibition, Alliance Francis, Yangon
2012 - Participated in 1st IMMA Art Exhibition Yangon
2012 - July Image Art Exhibition, Taw Win Centre, Yangon
2012 - 1stArt Circle Series (1), Bogyoke Aung San Market, Yangon
2012 - Participated in 2nd Save the War Victims Art Exhibition, Alliance Francis, Yangon
2012 - Participated in Ga Ru Nar Lu Lin Exhibition, Art Plus Gallery, Yangon
2013 - Shwe Art Exhibition, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Yangon
2013 - Artib Myanamr Art Exhibition, Tatmataw Hall, Yangon
2013 - Karen Diary 3rd Exhibition, Art Plus Gallery, Yangon.
2013 - The First Step, Bogyoke Market, Yangon.
2013 - Whispering Winter Art Exhibition, Artplus Art Gallery
2013 - Think of December Art Exhibition, Artplus Art Gallery
2014 - Karen Diary 4th Exhibition, HPA-AN, Karen State
2015 - - Myanmar in Motion, LWH Gallery, Shanghai, China