Artist Khin Maung Zaw
Born in 1970, Khin Maung Zaw’s works exude a joyful brilliance of colors. 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 watercolorists 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.