U Lun Gywe Artists

U Lun Gywe

U lun Gywe was born in Yangon in 1930. He is known as the respected master artist and impressionist of Myanmar. Gywe began painting in a realistic and naturalistic vein, influenced by the major painters of the Rangoon School of Fine Arts, Ba Nyan, Ngwe Gaing, San Win, and Thein Han who was his painting master. Gywe taught and later was appointed the principal of the State School of Fine Arts in Yangon from 1958 to 1979. His art was aligned in the early years to the traditional realist art, adhering to the Rangoon school but in the late 1980”s there was a transformation that imprints the style of his to a unique form of dynamic impressionism. One of Rapid strokes, bright colours with dynamic movements with a key eye and focus on the female gender. He spends time in Beijing China in 1964 where he was heavily influence and studied Chinese ink paintings and in 1971 spend time in East and West Germany. Gywe spends a large part of his life as a teacher and later part as the principal of the State School of Fine Arts in Yangon from 1958 to 1979. He spends a year in Beijing China in 1964 where he was heavily influence and studied Chinese ink paintings. He did an art restoration course in East Germany in 1971 and saw for first hand, the different European master piece of which the impressionist painters fascinated him the most. To Gywe, art is a powerful spiritual tool and painting illustrates a neutral accuracy. His stint in Beijing provides an oriental sensibility of which Chinese philosophy encourages self-discovery of his inner self. His art has often been called “atmospheric impressionist” and “action impressionism”. “It was through understanding the vital connection between abstract ideas and the essence of realism”. Gywe said:-“Though I found expressionism interesting, impressionism was fluid, and fresh it was a reflection of my inner self”. “From my experiences both in the east and west, I have understood that cultural values are recognized only through shape and form. I have tried at every stage of my artistic journey to highlight my Burmese cultural values and traditions, so art may establish its individual authenticity”. “A human being has both a physical and a mental body that be portrayed from multiple aspects. It also allows me to express my own emotions through the play of colors”. Contextually one can narrate Gywe work’s as highly influence by his country, his religion, the female gender, his art foundations, his European impressionist inclination and his Chinese strokes.

"Happy Times"
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"Happy Ladies"
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"Dancer"
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"Sailing Boat"
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"Girl Washi.."
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"Carrying W.."
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"Sea Beach"
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"Fishing in.."
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"Autumn"
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"On the Beach"
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"Feeding Dove"
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe

"Nude II"
Artist ~ U Lun Gywe