Hometown: Moe Nyin, Kachin State
An avid watercolourist, Aung Si Thu is a graduate from the State School of Fine Arts in Mandalay, majoring in painting. He has participated in over 20 regional group shows in Min Gyun, Mandalay and Yangon.
He held his first solo exhibition in 2018, titled “Paint, Paper, Water and Me”. For him, water colour is the most sensitive medium for creating art. The series shows his deep attachment to the culture and scenery of Myanmar, particularly upper Myanmar. In his Lotus Flower series, he focuses on the lotus flower, symbolic of purity of the body, speech and mind in Buddhist culture.
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