The Unconcealed Souls: 2nd Solo Exhibition
Artist Satt Aung T.T
29th October – 11th November,, 2015
Venue – New Zero Art Space
Address – No 202, 2nd Floor, United Condo, Ah Lan Pya Pagoda Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar
+95 9 73129520, +95 9 73199473
The Unconcealed Souls
There were the ones who tried to erase them from the history and to hide their existence. But they are still alive around and exist in the world as the unconcealed souls.
Satt Aung T.T is the one who paints the essence of Myanmar cultural and ethnical images in his ways of painting. The curvy lines that remind of Picasso and Satt Aung T.T compose the colours of livings in Myanmar. Since at his first solo exhibition “Underneath Sky”, he showed the series of paintings which reflect the environment of Myanmar with festival, cultural routings and the nature.
In this time of his second exhibition “Unconcealed Souls” he painted the series of paintings of traditional deities in his style of curvy lines and breathing colours. The belief of traditional deities is still accepted in this country with fetishism. And it is still involved in the part of Myanmar culture. There were so many artists and painters who presented about this culture before Satt Aung T.T.
But he, Satt Aung T.T comes with his different perspective. He sees them as the recognized and recorded ones by the people. He sees them as the victims of autocracy who immolated their lives, love, families and the dreams by force. For example, the guardian MinnMaHar Giri and his family have been killed and assassinated by King Dagaung. At that time of autocracy, many of human being, scholars, knights and souls were killed and effaced with indefinite reasons. But by the ways how people tried to memorialize them even under fearful situation, they are still involved and existed as one of the religious beliefs. In the way, lots of shrines were arisen, still uprising and kept those souls alive.
That is the way how they survive. Again now, the artist Sat Aung T.T shows his honour and respect to them by his art. He let these souls fly in his curvy lines and let them breath in his colours of royally red. He paints not their portrait or shows not their blinking dresses or not even about the religious relationship. But it is of the respects between human and the souls and he presents that with his art. And he recorded as the survivors and the ones who couldn’t be concealed by the command or by the power. Though time goes by, so many things are still left inside and it is the way how today media work.
Haymann Oo [Curator of the exhibition]