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Myo Pya

Born: 1987
Hometown: Yangon

Myo Pya studied art under artist Co Thiee. Without a formal education in art, he was experimental and leart a variety of art techniques from different artists. He felt free to approach his art from different angles. His education in art mainly took place in teashops and galleries where most artists gathered to share ideas. Besides painting, he is also a professional graphic designer.

For his Yangon series, he wanted to capture how Yangon has been a part of his life. His regular commute is by bus and he intentionally chose old buses to depict in his paintings as he wanted to capture memories of them before they were replaced by newer versions. He started the Yangon series to participate in the My Yangon My Home Art Festival.

Click here to see Myo Pya's artwork.