MIN ZAW SOLO EXHIBITION - ABSTRACTED REFLECTION 2
Opening Reception 21 November 2020 | 2pm - 6pm
50 Genting Lane #03-02 Cideco Industrial Complex. Singapore 349558
In his first Abstracted Reflection series, Min Zaw uses colour papers, the material employed by ancient Japanese craftsmen and incorporated traditional Myanmar visuals, motives and colours in making his collage works. The creased plane and the nature like the texture of the mountain ranges, clouds, forests, rivers and pagodas were not just visual enlightenment from nature or the ever-changing conditions created by climates or people but also likened to Myanmar’s socio-political traumas, changes and transitions from the 1960s to the 1980s.
In Abstracted Reflection 2, Min Zaw further emphasises and amplifies the creased plane in his works but apply acrylic on canvases instead. It was in 2007 that Min Zaw unexpectedly noticed the crumpled paper on his studio floor, a creased texture that arose contortions liked the struggling of the canvas. To him, these textures are significant; it’s contrary of forms and flatness, calmness and shaking, clearness and complexity, and at the same time, it is visually very simple and attractive, and it stirs emotions as well.. Min Zaw change of medium is more than just the change of method here; he also gives a change of view and a new aesthetic.