Exhibition celebrates artist Win Pe’s return to Myanmar


Veteran artist Win Pe’s solo watercolour art exhibitionis on view until this Sunday at River Ayeyarwaddy Gallery.

“This is my second solo exhibition since I came back to Myanmar. On view are over 50 watercolour paintings, all colourful ones that will give pleasant feelings [to the visitors]. I’ve also put together a book featuring paintings from the exhibition and others not included in the exhibit,” said Win Pe.

The book was launched during the exhibition’s opening ceremony on April 1 in which the artist was on hand to sign his autograph.

Apart from being an artist, Win Pe is also a film-maker and a writer. In 1994, he attended an International Writing Programme held by Iowa University in the United States and was unable to return home until 2013. He staged a joint art exhibition with thetapestry artist Sein Myint in June 2013, followed by a solo art exhibition at the Beikthano Art Gallery in March 2014 and a joint exhibition with the late artists, Paw Oo Thet and Khin Maung Yin.