Aung Sint (b. 1968)
Dawei Township, Taninthayi Region, Yangon, Myanmar
Aung Sint was born in the year 1968 in Yangon, Myanmar. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture from the National University of Art and Culture in Yangon, Myanmar, where he has worked as both a tutor and assistant lecturer for over 10 years. He has studied under U Khin Hlaing, U Thit Lwin Soe, U Mya Aye, U Kyaw Lay, U Thu Kha, U Lun Gywe for painting, and U Myint San and U Soe Tint for sculpture. After his time as an assistant lecturer, he became a full-time professional artist since the year 2003, during the time which he has participated in many exhibitions both locally and overseas.
Aung Sint is known for his striking masterpieces, which envoke a feeling of simplicity, perfection, and beauty. His two subject choices – Myanmar rural traditional toys and water lily series – are his most popular pieces not only in Myanmar, but also in Southeast Asia. Prior to focusing on water lilies, he did still-life paintings, scenes of social life along the Ayeyarwady River bank, as well as bird’s-eye-view of alms offered to the Buddhist monks of the Amarapura Mahargandaryone Monastery.