Born in 1996, Kyaw Moe Khine represents the new generation of Myanmar artists.
Tempted by the tags and the bubble letters painted on the streets of Yangon, Kyaw Moe Khine began “experimenting” with spray cans in the 8th grade. He gave himself the alias “Bart Was Not Here” after the character in “The Simpsons”, alluding to the tongue-in-cheek quality in his artworks. Inspired by Pop Art and Lowbrow Art along with the popular culture aspects, Bart’s expressions in his art on or off the walls are a mix of text and image juxtaposing Burmese and imported cultural norms.
He got a Diploma in Fine Arts from Lasalle College of the Arts in 2018. He has participated and organised a number of Street Art and Lowbrow Art exhibitions in Yangon. In October 2018 his series of fine art prints was successfully presented at Saatchi’s art fair in London as well as in “Devotion & Protest” at Intersections Gallery, Singapore.