Tin Maung Oo
Tin Maung Oo's paintings are evocative. He employs a balanced use of colours and elements of cubism. His dream was to become an artist since he was 17, and with dedication and commitment he has become a successful artist and his paintings are much sought-after by Myanmar and overseas collectors.
1949 He was born in Yangon, Myanmar.
His hobby was painting when he was young. He used to draw pictures on blank paper or newspaper and received good mark in drawing geographical maps and science illustrations.
1972 Tin Maung Oo got his inspiration to become an artist from his neighbor,Dr San Myint, who was a medical doctor and an artist with a leading role in the Yangon art circle. Tin Maung Oo attended the Fine Art School of Yangon commissioned by the Ministry of Culture. During his first year, he started painting. He got a chance to see a modern art show– Motethone Art Exhibition (Monson Art Exhibition) - participated by leading artists – U Khin Maung (Bank), U Win Pe, U Paw Oo Thet, Dr San Myint and some young modern artists from Mandalay- and realized that he liked modern art and the sense of freedom the genre represents.
During his second show named as Moe-Oo-Pan (Spring Flower), Tin Maung Oo met fellow artists U Shwe Aung Thame, U Myint Hsan and U Bogie, all of whom later became his mentors. Tin Maung Oo was later admitted into the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of The Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association. He has since changed his style of painting from realism to cubism.
His exhibitions are briefly listed bellows:
Yearly Domestic Group Exhibitions
Annual Art Exhibition, Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association (Central), Yangon
Morning Art Exhibition, Yangon
Shwe Generation Art Exhibition, Yangon
Annual Art Exhibition, The Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association, Kye-myin-dine Township, Yangon
Foreign Group Exhibitions
1990 Myanmar Art Exhibition, Yangon and Seoul, Korea
1990 Myanmar Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
1994 Myanmar Art, Pinetree Town and Country Club, Singapore
1994 TRESORS International Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Singapore
1995 Myanmar Art, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore
1995 Myanmar Art, Jurong Country Club, Singapore
1995 From Pagan to Yangon, the Substation, Singapore
1995 Vibrant Art Exhibition, Park Royal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2000 ASEAN Art Awards Exhibition 2000, Singapore
2001 ASEAN Art Awards Exhibition 2001, Yangon
2004 Finalists Exhibition of Annual Asian Contemporary Art Competition, Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong
2005 Myanmar Contemporary Art Exhibition, Simon & Helena Arts Gallery, Singapore
Solo Art Exhibitions
1995 In search of Grace, Nobel Gallery, Singapore
1999 Tin Maung Oo’s Solo Art Show, NM Gallery, Yangon
2005 Tin Maung Oo’s Third Solo Show, Thiriwaimon Gallery, Yangon
2012 Tin Maung Oo's Solo Art Show, Trish Gallery, Yangon
Secretary, Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association,
Kye-myin-dine Township, Yangon