Saw Lin Aung (Burma)
“My preferred style is realism – the accurate depiction of nature combined with lively, saturated colours - puts the viewer into a state of deep concentration I believe.”
Saw Lin Aung is one of Myanmar’s most exciting emerging artists. Born in 1982, he graduated from the State School of Fine Art in 2004. Since then his polished, luminous works have been sought by collectors from all around the world. In addition to exhibitions in Yangon, he has participated in several group shows of Myanmar art abroad, in New York, Princeton and Hong Kong.
Saw Lin Aung says: “I like to use fresh, calm colors and strong lines in my paintings. My favourite color in nature is the color of the sky when the sun rises. Also, I love to paint water; clean water gives us a feeling of freshness. The reflection of objects and clouds in the water inspire me deeply, so most of my paintings are concerned with calm water that reflects whatever is around and above it.
The colors in my paintings are a combination of hues from nature and from my imagination. Among all colors, I like blue the best. I paint subjects and objects which are really beautiful to me. I want to share this beauty with people. Before I create the painting, I picture in my mind on the canvas all the subjects I want to depict, trying to give them a harmonious arrangement. It is very important to me that the painting has a pleasing unity when it is finished.”
The photo-realism of Saw Lin Aung takes the breath away. His unrivalled talent at depicting the surface of water with all its reflections conveys a sense of utter tranquility to his works. The intense colors of his tropical palette transport us to the Myanmar countryside, the source of his inspiration.Click here to view the artist's biography