2001 Certificate of Recognition, Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN
Fukuoka Asia Art Museum, Japan
Singapore Art Museum
Charoen Pockhand Group Of Companies, Thailand
Phillip Morris Group of Companies
KBZ Bank, Yangon
Myanmar Bank Association
Britain, Italy, Japan, France, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany
Born in 1973, NCS has participated in countless national and international shows, winning numerous awards along the way. His participation in the Fukuoka Art Triennale in 1999 launched his international art career, resulting in NCS’ works in the permanent collections of the Fukuoka Art Museum and the Singapore Art Museum.
NCS' influences were extensive. Whilst helping to create posters for the 8888 student uprising, NCS realized that he wanted to pursue a career as an artist. Despite parental objection, he enrolled in the State School of Fine Art in 1990. He studied under Hlaing Bwa known for his strong form, colour and moody intensity and progressed to develop his own energetic works.
He started painting traditional still life, landscapes and the Myanmar countryside and soon developed his own style of Abstract Expressionism. Abstract Expressionism which influenced artists in Yangon in the 1970s, also influenced NCS but his work stands out with his expansive canvasses, bold colours and powerful brushwork.
NCS’s paintings have a fresh simplicity and vivacity about them. He leaves much of the canvas empty, drawing you in with broad, colourful and bold strokes and exaggerated figures. His paintings provide an escape from the reality of years of isolation and strict military rule, because even now, very little has changed. His ‘Dreamscape Series’ does precisely this, using colours that don’t exist naturally but created for pleasure and joy.
On top of his outstanding accomplishments as an artist, NCS has been at the forefront of promoting young Myanmar artists and showcasing installation, performance and video art expanding beyond what is taught in the local art schools.
NCS: Trailblazing! is organized by Asian Palette in collaboration with Web in Travel.
NCS (NYEIN CHAN SU)
born 1973, Myanmar
State School of Fine Arts, Yangon
Studied under U Kyaw Lay, U Mya Aye,
U Sayoe, U Tin Aye(MDY), U Thit Lwin Soe, U Hlaing Bwa
2013 ‘Re-Connect: Contemporary Photography from Myanmar’, Jendela,
2013 ’EAO 90s’ Contemporary Art Show, Studio Square, Yangon
2012 ‘Asian Art Archive Annual Fundraiser 2012', Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
'Third Wave Indo-Myanmar', Camera 6 Gallery, Jakarta
'Save the War Victims Charity Exhibition', Yangon
2011 'Recent Works of Studio Square', Studio Square, Yangon
'Snow Set Art Show 2011', Ministry of Culture Art Gallery, Yangon
'Myanmar National Portrait Awards 2011', River Gallery, Yangon
2010 ‘Myanmar Contemporary Art Exhibition', Suvannabhumi Art Gallery,
'Play 2010, Art from Myanmar Today', Osage Gallery, Singapore
'2010 Exhibition-2’, Gallery of Sin Byu Daw, Mandalay
'My Favorite Collection', River City Art & Antique Center, Bangkok
'Players', Sarpay Lawka 5, Yangon
2009 'Ode to Art', Karin Weber Art Gallery, Hong Kong
'My Favourite Art Exhibition', Myanmar Art Center, Yangon
'The Mandalay Arm Art Show', Pan Thu Sandar Art Gallery, Mandalay
'Asean Contemporary Art Exchange', New Zero Art Space, Yangon
2008 'New Zero Group Art Show', Lokanat Gallery, Yangon
'Nargis Relief Art Show', Mandalay
'Nargis Relief Art Show', Thamada Hotel, Yangon
'New Zero Art Space', Yangon
2007 'ORIENT 2007', ASEAN-Japan Center, Tokyo
'Recent works', Studio Square, Yangon
‘Group show’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
2006 'Identity', Blue Space Contemporary Arts Center, Ho Chi Minh
'Contemporary Art from Myanmar', The Dhara Dhevi Gallery, Chiang Mai