A conversation with Artist Aung Aung Taik

Artist Aung Aung Taik

Artist Aung Aung Taik is a native of Yangon whose paintings have been exhibited in the US, Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico and Myanmar. In December he returned  to exhibit a collection of his latest paintings alongside the work of Nandar Maung in a joint exhibition‘Nexus’ held in the Ahla Thit Gallery. The show featured a series of Aung Aung Taik’s intensely colourful and abstract paintings, which masterfully blend harmony and chaos to reflect the country’s bustling street scenes.

My Magical Myanmar spoke to him at the gallery on New University Avenue during his exhibition last month.
What is your background and how did you become interested in art?

 I am a native of Burma and I grew up in Yangon.

When I was young I went to study painting under renowned artists U Ngwe Gaing and U Ba Kyi. Then I went to the State School of Fine Arts where I got a degree. I had shows there but during that time the country was under General Ne Win and under his rule there was no room for free-spirited people.

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Ma Thanegi writes prolifically about Myanmar, especially the people who are the country’s true representatives. She lives in Yangon."


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