Artist Aung Ko restores cultural values of old buildings on canvas

ARTIST Aung Ko has captured on his canvas the special Myanmar culture found in old wooden buildings before they surrender to mother nature.Aung Ko has devoted himself to displaying the traditional decorative motifs of wood carvings found on century-old buildings across Myanmar. Some of these buildings had nearly collapsed, while others were abandoned but standing tall under the attack of changing weather.“In fact, I restore the cultural values of these old buildings on canvas. I call this ‘artistic resto-ration’,” said the 41-year old artist.“I’d like to send a message to the people that the value of our old cultural buildings should be maintained. This is the best way to pass along this cultural inheritance to future generations,” he added. “I create these paintings to present what I value in old buildings, and those who built them. Most of the buildings were destroyed in the war, (more…)


Artistic Restoration OCT 26

We are almost ready for new exhibition entitled “ Artistic Restoration “ , 3rd Solo Exhibition by Artist Aung Ko .

Tomorrow is opening day of the exhibition and typically Burmese traditional foods will be served .

All are invited to pay a visit to the exhibition if you want to get lovely weekends enjoying arts .

Exhibition will be from October 26 to 30 at KALASA Art Space .

Hope to see you all.


Artist Ko Maung Kyaw Than’s latest offering lights up KaLaSa Art Space

VETERAN artist Ko Maung Kyaw Than launched his 8th solo show featuring a collection of over 30 landscape paintings from the regions and states today at the KaLaSa Art Space in downtown Yangon.

“Only after my retirement from the Yangon’s State School of Fine Arts as an instructor, I have tasted freedom, and I can spend as much time as I can creating paintings,” said the 66-year-old artist. Ko Maung Kyaw Than, who is a prominent figure in the Myanmar art scene, retired from the Yangon State School of Fine Art six years ago at the age of 60.

“I spent much of my time on teaching and practical drawing with students, and I could not work on my art as much as I could as I focused on teaching,” said U Kyaw Than. After his retirement, the veteran artist has toured the country and captured scenes from different areas on drawing paper.

“The weather in Shan State is cold. The weather in Bagan is hot. Mandalay is influenced by the royal atmosphere. I felt this sense of weather and environment and created these paintings,” said the artist while showing the paintings hanging on the walls of the art space.

“There is no retirement for an artist. Only when he dies, he stops his works of creation,” said the artist, who was once a civil servant. Though he retired from the State School of Fine Art as an instructor, Ko Maung Kyaw Than has spent most of his weekends teaching trainees outdoor paintings, capturing scenes in Yangon.

His 8th solo show titled ‘Melodious Outdoor Water Colour’ will be held at the KaLaSa Art Space from 19 to 23 October.

KaLaSa Art Space is located at No. 131, 1st Floor (right), 34th St Middle block, Kyauktada Township, Yangon.


17 A.M / 17th Solo Exhibition by Artist Aung Myint

This is the 17th Solo Exhibition By Artist Aung Myint and he will be having it here at KALASA Art Space situated on 34th st, middle block, downtown Yangon . We at KALASA Art Space proudly present our absolute favorite artist , Aung Myint. His solo is, as a matter of fact, the first exhibition to be hosted in our brand new art space , which opened just a week ago .
The exhibition will feature his most famous series, the Mother & Child as well as his expressive abstract art works.
The exhibition, aptly titled “17 A.M” opens on October 5th and will stay up until October 16th.
We are open daily from 9 am to 8 pm .
You are all invited to pay a visit to the exhibition.

ကမာ႓သိ ျမန္မာျပည္၏ နာမည္ၾကီး ေမာ္ဒန္ပန္းခ်ီဆရာ ဦးေအာင္ျမင့္ရဲ႕ တကိုယ္ေတာ္ပန္းခ်ီျပပြဲျဖစ္ပါတယ္ ။ ဆရာဦးေအာင္ျမင့္ဟာ စကာၤပူ ၊ ထိုင္း၊ ဗီယက္နမ္ ၊မေလးရွား ၊အင္ဒိုနီးရွား ၊ဂ်ပန္ ၊ ေဟာင္ေကာင္ အစရွိသည့္ အာရွႏိုင္ငံမ်ားသာမက ဂ်ာမနီ ၊ ျပင္သစ္ ၊ ဖင္လန္ ၊ အေမရိကန္ အစရွိသည့္ အေနာက္ႏိုင္ငံမ်ားထိပါ ျပပြဲမ်ားျပသျပီးခဲ့ေသာ အႏုပညာရွင္တစ္ဦးပါ။

The National Art Gallery , Singapore
The National Gallery , Malaysia
Fukuoka Art Museum , Japan
Macau Performance Art Museum , Macau
Vehicle Koc Fuondation , Turkey
Solomon R . Guggenheim Museum , New York , U.S.A အစရွိသည့္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ ျပတိုက္ႀကီးတို႔မွလည္း ဆရာ့လက္ရာမ်ားကို Museum Collection အျဖစ္ စုေဆာင္းထားၾကၿပီး ပုဂၢလိက စုေဆာင္းမႈအေနျဖင့္ စကာၤပူ မေလးရွား၊ဂ်ပန္ ၊ ထိုင္း၊ ဂ်ာမနီ၊ နယ္သာလန္ ၊ ဟန္ေဂရီ ၊ ၾသစေတးသ်.၊ အေမရိကန္ ၊ ျပင္သစ္ အစရွိသည့္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာမွစုေဆာင္းသူတို႔မွလည္း ဆရာေအာင္ျမင့္လက္ရာကို စုေဆာင္းထားၾကၿပီးျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

ယခုပြဲေလးကေတာ့ ၂၀၀၂ ခုႏွစ္မွာ ASEAN AWARDS ဆုရခဲ့သည့္ Mother & Child စီးရီးပန္းခ်ီကားမ်ားကို ျမန္မာျပည္မွာ ပထမဆံုးအႀကိမ္ တကိုယ္ေတာ္ျပပြဲအျဖစ္ ကလသာ ပန္းခ်ီျပခန္းမွာ ျပသသြားမွာ ျဖစ္တာေၾကာင့္ လာေရာက္အားေပးၾကဖို႔ ဖိတ္ေခၚလိုက္ပါရေစ ။