Tasneem Gallery

Htein Lin

Was born in Burma in 1966.

He studied law at University, became involved in Anyeint (Burmese Popular Theatre), and led the 1988 student protests in favour of democracy. Before being jailed in 1998, he was a pioneer of performance art in Burma. During the six years he spent in prison, he developed printing and painting techniques that allowed him to secretly create hundreds of works on prison uniforms, using smuggled materials and objects he had in his cell, like plates and lighters.

After his release, he continued to paint using the techniques he had devised in jail and has also further developed his work as a performance artist. Htein Lin’s work is based on his extraordinary life experiences, political events in Burma, and his profound Buddhist faith. He currently lives in the United Kingdom, and his work has been exhibited in the UK, US, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, at major international fairs, like the 2007 Venice Biennale and the Singapore Fringe Festival 2010.

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Htein Lin

Missing Asia – Observing Europe

19.11.2009 > 16.01.2010

El Fragmento Eliminado

30.04.2013 > 30.06.2013

WINTER COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION 2015/2016

16.12.2015 >

Htein Lin

Htein Lin at the Fringe Festival 2010 in Singapore

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Htein Lin prision works back to Myanmar

Htein Lin has finally been able to take some of his prison work back to Myanmar. Read this article on the exhibition at Yangoon Hotel: http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=60011#.U8E5-kDm5tB

Slide 1
How do you find Barcelona? II, 2009, Acrylic and shan paper, collage on canvas, 61 x 61 cm
Slide 2
How do you find Belfast?, 2009, Earth, glue and shan paper, collage on canvas, 100 x 70 cm
Slide 3
Asian city by day, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 101 x 101 cm
Slide 4
Do you miss Burma?, 2009, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 92 x 92 cm
Slide 5
Do you miss Mandalay?, 2009, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 100 x 70 cm
Slide 6
How do you find Amsterdam?, 2009, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 92 x 92 cm
Slide 7
How do you find Venice St Marks?, 2007-2009, Acrylic on cotton, 94 x 193 cm
Slide 8
How do you find Venice?, 2009, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 92 x 92 cm
Slide 9
Self - Portrait, 2008, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 61 x 61 cm
Slide 10
The Life of the Buddha, 2009, Acrylic on cotton canvas, 415 x 280 cm

2009, Acrylic and shan paper, collage on canvas, 61 x 61 cm 2009, Earth, glue and shan paper, collage on canvas, 100 x 70 cm 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 101 x 101 cm 2009, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 92 x 92 cm 2009, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 100 x 70 cm 2009, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 92 x 92 cm 2007-2009, Acrylic on cotton, 94 x 193 cm 2009, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 92 x 92 cm 2008, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 61 x 61 cm 2009, Acrylic on cotton canvas, 415 x 280 cm