From May 23 to 29, look forward to a special Discover Myanmar by Artchetypal exhibition featuring 70 pieces of specially commisioned work by six established and emerging artists from Myanmar. Held at the Ion Art Gallery, each of the pieces on display will offer insight into the country's rich history and heritage. Here's a sneak peek of what to expect.

Kyi Hlaing Aung

Born to a family of artists, Kyi Hlaing Aung began his career in 1990. In 1996, he opened an art gallery with his brother, Artist Kaung Paing. Specialising in portraits, he has exhibited extensively in Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Ngwe Aung

Ngwe Aung has exhibited in more than 23 art shows internationally. His current work focuses on the uplands of Shan state, which borders China and Laos.


The younger son of Ngwe Aung, Lapyae paints Myanmar’s landmarks. He became a full-time artist after graduating at The State School of Fine Arts in Yangon, and his style is heavily influenced by his father.

Ngwe Phyoe

Ngwe Phyoe has held 10 solo exhibitions, including two art shows in Singapore. His signature method is to use a drip paint technique. 

Moe Myint Zaw

Moe Myint Zaw is known for his colourful depictions of traditional headpieces worn by the Pa-Oh tribe, who hail from the Shan state in Myanmar. 


Using a palette knife, Byardate specialises in painting Yangon cityscapes. The artist has exhibited at six solo art shows around Asia including Singapore and Hong Kong.

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