Artwork

Rebellious women

ငါတို့ရဲ့ တန်ဖိုးကို သိတယ်

Strength / Burmese sisters / Resistance

Chuu Wai Nyein likes women who are attached to their culture but who draws their own path, the ones who dare, the ones who choose freedom. Her work is originated from a primary ambivalence: on one side, a feminist and anti-patriarchal claim pushes her to show a female model of power and liberation. On the other one, she proposes a fresh perspective on the history and the beauty of her culture which she supports and respects.

fabric

ရိုးရာချည်ထည်ပိတ်စများရဲ့ ကင်းဗတ်ခြေရာ

Reverse/ Fight against traditions / Fight with tradition

For Chuu Wai Nyein, Burmese women are prisoners of the tradition and are systematically put behind. She works to revert this order. This is why in the core of the paintings, she represents determined women with a powerful position on traditional longyi, which are clothes traditionally designed for men. In a second series, she provides them with emblematic signs of masculine gods, which brings them power. The aim is to demonstrate that women are able to take up the role that they deserve in the society if they get rid of the patriarchy by seizing, if need be, what is reserved for men.

write for right

လူထုစကားသံ၊ တော်လှန်ရေးနှင့် အနုပညာ

revolution/ freedom from fear

Witnessing daily the desperation of the crowd in the street, Chuu Wai Nyein decided one day to bring a blank canvas to a protest down her building. Spontaneously, dozens of people from all backgrounds picked pens to write down their anger at the soldiers facing them but also their fears, their support to the imprisoned Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi or their poetic ambition for their country. The result is a priceless testimony of the democratic aspirations of her society.

From these pieces of evidence from the ground and the posters that she designed for the demonstrators, she is now reflecting upon a new art series.

faceless

အဖုံးအုပ်ခံ မျက်နှာမဲ့ အမျိုးသမီးများ

Suffocation/ Lost Identities / Bearers of Tradition

Chuu Wai Nyein shows that sense of suffocation we all feel in her paintings where the ka-note (the flowery, traditional Burmese patterns) are stretched over the women’s faces, obscuring their identity and containing the memory of being written over by traditional expectations of women. We cannot recognize them as if they had lost their identity. In the paintings they remain locked and limited as they have forgotten their individuality, or perhaps it is easier not to remember.

collage

သတင်းစာမျက်နှာနဲ့ ဓါတ်ပုံဟောင်းတွေရဲ့ ပုံပြင်

Motion/ Alternative Truths

Information, undergoing multiple translations and interpretations, may lose its veracity. Chuu Wai Nyein’s work raises questions about the true meaning of information and stories that travel between cultures. Her artistic approach emerged from several months spent in New York and Paris. Looking at foreign newspapers talking about Burma, she realised that some of the transcribed information lost its meaning to the point of becoming false. The young artist imagines several pieces composed of contemporary French newspapers and Burmese archive images to compare the two cultures and denounce the patriarchal immobility of her country. In her eyes, the use of this medium constitutes a representation of language and symoolizes the perpetual movement of information in the world.

Simplicity of Colors

အိမ််တွင်းအောင်းကာလရဲ့ ရိုးရှင်းမှု ပင်မကျောရိုး

Suffocation/ Lost Identities / Bearers of Tradition

Chuu Wai Nyein shows that sense of suffocation we all feel in her paintings where the ka-note (the flowery, traditional Burmese patterns) are stretched over the women’s faces, obscuring their identity and containing the memory of being written over by traditional expectations of women. We cannot recognize them as if they had lost their identity. In the paintings they remain locked and limited as they have forgotten their individuality, or perhaps it is easier not to remember.

history & culture

သမိုင်းနှင့် ရိုးရာယဥ်ကျေးမှုမှတဆင့် မမေးမိ၊ မတွေးမိ

Culture Journey / Bearers of Tradition

Chuu Wai Nyein shows that sense of suffocation we all feel in her paintings where the ka-note (the flowery, traditional Burmese patterns) are stretched over the women’s faces, obscuring their identity and containing the memory of being written over by traditional expectations of women. We cannot recognize them as if they had lost their identity. In the paintings they remain locked and limited as they have forgotten their individuality, or perhaps it is easier not to remember.

Girls from 1960s' Poems

ဗေဒါလမ်းမှ မဗေဒါများ

Resistance / Fight with Art / Power in Poems

A 1960s poem from a famous Burmese poet , Zaw-Gyi is echoing the resistance and resilience with the metaphor of a delicate yet indestructible Hyacinth/ Bay-Dar flower on top of the gold color background.

Like a series poem, these two girls are suffering repeatedly from the surrounding repressions but at the end still standing straight with empowerment around them, as if to express nonchalant behaviour and highlight their unflappable characters with crises that are presented upon them. These sort of characters are comparable to the Poem’s title which poetically depicts the victory through these past crises with the flowers on their heads, that are worn nonchalantly as if to say they can pass through any catastrophes.

Yadanapone Ladies

ပုရပိုက်လာ အပျိုတော်တစ်ရာ

Last Myanmar Kingdom/ Ladies from old Para-pike

Chuu Wai Nyein shows that sense of suffocation we all feel in her paintings where the ka-note (the flowery, traditional Burmese patterns) are stretched over the women’s faces, obscuring their identity and containing the memory of being written over by traditional expectations of women. We cannot recognize them as if they had lost their identity. In the paintings they remain locked and limited as they have forgotten their individuality, or perhaps it is easier not to remember.

digital art

video art

perpormance art

street art

DIGItal art

နည်းပညာနှင့် ပန်ချီ

traditional way to modern way

Chuu Wai Nyein often create digital artwork.

video art

COUP IN THE CUP

On Fab 1st, the silence took the street on Monday morning.
But on Tuesday night, just before 8pm, a metallic whisper could be heard in my neighbourhood before turning into a giant fanfare. This weird orchestra was composed of pans, water pots, cups, old biscuit boxes and everything one can find in the kitchen to express his/her own anger. The uproar soon became an harmony, and the noise of liberty replaced the deafening silence.
In our culture, we make sound to chase away bad spirits from our home. This time, we will need to be loud to be heard everywhere in Myanmar, our common home.
I have decided to go down the street at 8pm every night to record the sounds of the city. In parallel, I have started collecting pictures of the improvised metallic drums – cups, pans and boxes – which hundreds of individuals are sending me every day. The result is the digital artwork right below.

performance art

Can't See, Can't Breath, Can't Speak

This is a series of performance artwork in Paris street.

Under the RED

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Seeing is Believing?

This is a performance art in Montmartre, Paris.

street art

Fearless

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