Aung Kyi Soe

Artist Name: Aung Kyi Soe
Born: Legaing village, Magway Division, Myanmar 1979

Traveling With Black Sheep
His first solo show in 2013 ‘Electronic City’ emphasized how people and the environment are directly related to each other and how mental development is more important than material development. He wanted to express that the need for change does not necessarily mean material changes. For example in his ‘Change’ series in Two Men Show 2014 he showed in his artwork huge and tall buildings. This was to emphasis his point that huge constructions do not necessarily mean development but rather just change, for good and for the bad.
Differences in beliefs, religion, race, skin colour and cultures have had a huge impact on the increase of global world conflicts and conflicts in our society today. Myanmar has had its fair share of these conflicts not just recently but throughout its history. Although I don’t believe differences are problems, in fact I believe the opposite. The real problem is when we try and make those and things that are different or unique conform to sameness. Even so I also believe that we have similarities among our differences, which is that which makes us happy and peaceful. I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t want happiness or peace. If this is the case then why can we not live together with that same goal? I chose to embody this idea into that of a sheep, whether they are white or black, they eat and live in the same field with the same goals. Nature’s beauty is that of differences.
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