Born in 1973, Nyein Chan Su, mostly known as NCS, had a traditional training in painting at the State School of Fine Arts in Yangon. NCS prematurely passed away in 2020.
Despite the closing of his country to foreign influence until recently, NCS has adapted his artistic practice to the most cutting edge artistic language. Well established both in Myanmar and internationally, NCS was nominated for the prestigious APB Signature Art Prize 2011 organized by the Singapore Art Museum.
At a time when Myanmar negotiates the opening of the country and the reforming of its political governance, the work of NCS is like a silent scream. Subtle but extremely powerful his paintings express the protest and the expectations of a people who have learnt to speak out without words.
NCS' Memories For the Future Series has been exhibited at the Alliance Francaise of Singapore in collaboration with Intersections in April 2013. You can learn more about Memories For The Future by viewing the exhibition's e-Booklet.
In 2015, NCS' was featured at Art Stage Singapore, Art Paris Art Fair and in "The Lady, the Peacock and the Nation" a group show at Intersections Gallery in 2015.
Burmese Vignettes, Devotion & Protest strives to show the relevance of NCS' series created from 2013 to 2015 in the 2018 context.
Read more about "Art in Myanmar: Creative Yearnings", a DestinAsian article featuring NCS (page 4) or NCS's interview by Blouin Art Info Southeast Asia.