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Q&A: Bart Was Not Here

A kindred spirit, and a great guy to talk to; Kyaw Moe Khine or Bart Was Not Here is a Myanmar-born graffiti artist/painter based in a small studio in Mingalar Taung Nyunt....

Htein Lin: Still thought-provoking, still leading the contemporary

Htein Lin, though he requires no introduction, is a former activist, student soldier and political prisoner (along with other things) who is today considered to be Myanmar’s premier contemporary artist and of...

Rangoon Rhythm: Floke Rose

Since the beginning of ACID, one of the pioneer rap groups of Myanmar, the local underground hip-hop scene has been usually packed with lyrics on the street, rap battles to boost one’s...

Q&A: Artist Mon Halsey

Transforming waste into art has been the niche of Mon Halsey, 39, for years. She has held five solo exhibitions featuring her artwork and also hosts a program on MITV about recycled arts and...

The armless artist

A gifted painter born with a rare birth defect sells his paintings on Yangon’s streets. Words by Myat Theingi Khine and Lorcan Lovett. Photos by Rasmus Steijner. Sat between two parked cars on dusty black...

‘Cubism chose me’: artist Tin Maung Oo

Veteran painter Tin Maung Oo's work has been exhibited for more than four decades. He talks with Cliff Lonsdale after his latest showcase. Photo by Leo Jackson. Myanmar artist Tin Maung Oo has been interested in art...

Gallery Debuts Work of Myanmar Soldier-Turned-Artist

Artist Lwin Oo Maung’s pursuit of happiness has taken him down many paths—a Myanmar Army soldier, NGO worker, magazine illustrator. But now, at the age of 34, he has settled into his true calling—that of...

SHWE WAA:Spreading The Spark of Creativity

In a city full of non-descript buildings, Shwe Waa is hard to miss. Its forest green exterior, gilded bamboo (its moniker means ‘Gold Bamboo’) and palm-fringed roof terrace make a bold statement amongst a...

Coming up for Air – The Art of Mayco Naing

Mayco Naing has been turning heads and provoking debate with her recent exhibition ‘Identity of Fear’; using art photography to challenge conservative notions of political and sexual expression. Ben Hopkins met with the photographer...

Artist Htein Lin

Cristina Maria Chiorean interviews the painter, performer and artist Htein Lin I met the artist Htein Lin for the first time one year ago, in August 2015, at "The Storyteller" exhibition organised by the Goethe...