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Htein Lin's  Culm-Nation, 2016, bamboo culms and paint, dimensions variable. "What I do in my art is to reflect what I've seen and experienced in my life. That's why my work is more political in nature, when all I've tried to do is to reflect on my life," the artist says.

Htein Lin's Green Enclosed, 2012, acrylic on canvas, dimensions variable.

Two key installation works are tributes to the artist's parents: a video re-enactment of his father's death in hospital when Htein Lin was in prison and a patchwork tent in Monument to My Mother (2015, above).

Art shaped by fate and politics

Myanmar artist Htein Lin's solo show delves into the artist's personal history and captures his view of recent events in the country.
Jan 20, 2017 5:50 AM

FOR Myanmar artist Htein Lin, timing and circumstances shaped his art and gave it its political edge. In fact, he never set out to make political statements.

"I'm not a politician, but an artist. But you know my country had a political movement and it came into my life so I had no choice

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