Lu Min

Lu Min painted series of paintings about Myanmar traditional dancers behind the curtain. The dancers of traditional concert band wear Myanmar court dresses. They entertained the king and his audiences in the old days. The band kept the tradition lyrics and costumes. The dancers and the band partake in Myanmar classical plays that are usually based on one of the Buddha’s Birth Stories throughout the night to morning. The foundation seen on the dancers' faces is the Myanmar traditional “Thanakha” cream which comes from Thanakha sandal wood. The movement of the dancers in Lu Min's dancer series comes alive under his fluid brushstrokes and his use of light and shadow. The dancers exude a lively, kinetic energy that draws the viewer into the scenes that they occupy.

1947 Born at Dawai, 200 miles south of Yangon, Myanmar

1968 Obtained an art degree in the State School of Fine Art, Yangon

Continued art study under art masters- U Thu Kha, U Ba Lon Lay and U Ba Yin Galay

Myanmar Art Exhibitions

1973 All Myanmar Art and Sculpture Exhibition, Yangon

1998 Illustration Art Exhibition, Yangon

1998 Top Ten Myanmar Art Show, Traders’ Hotel, Yangon

1998 All Myanmar Art and Sculpture Exhibition, National Museum, Yangon

2000 Annual Art Exhibition of the Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association, Sanchaung Township, Yangon

2000 Annual Gallery Show, Myanmar Gallery of Contemporary Art, Yangon

2001 New Millennium Group Show, Myanmar Gallery of Contemporary Art, Yangon

2002 Random Illusion Art Exhibition, Myanmar Gallery of Contemporary Art, Yangon

2003 Through Myanmar Eyes, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore

2004 Dawai Art Exhibition, National Museum, Yangon

2004 Asia/Pacific Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong

2005 Larasati Asia Fine Art Auction Show, October 2006, Singapore

Solo Art Show

1999 Solo Show, Myanmar Gallery of Contemporary Art, Yangon

2005 Behind the Curtain, Lu Min's Solo Art Exhibition, Sakura Tower, Yangon

2006 Solo Show of Lu Min's Art Works, FMI Centre, Yangon, Myanmar

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