Zay Zay Htut (b. 1983)

Yangon, Myanmar


Zay Zay Htut was born in the year 1983 in Yangon, Myanmar. He is a self taught artist, and has studied under multiple renown Myanmar artists. He has studied under artists U Tun Tun Zaw, U Tin Tun Hlaing, and U Aung Naing. He is well known for his political and social statements in his ‘To Day Light’ series, where he paints images of closed doors with open padlocks. On these padlocks are keys with an attached key ring featuring a portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi, painted in an almost hyperealist style. He believes that his people will use their ideology and willpower to open that door themselves one day.