Norwegian artist showcases sculpture in Myanmar

Norwegian artist Merete Sejersted Bødtker and Myanmar sculptor Sonny Nyein showcase their sculptures and works on paper in Yangon from 4-7 October 2018.

Merete Sejersted Bødtker will showcase her Daw Aung San Suu Kyi portrait sculpture, six mixed-media works on paper and 12 prints of her sculpture works from Norway in the “DUO Art Exhibition”. Sonny Nyein will display five abstract sculptures, according to Myanmar Times.

Merete Sejersted Bødtker wanted to showcase all her sculptures during the exhibition but there was a big problem in transporting it.
As a compromise, she shows her sculptures in prints and one real bronze sculpture of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi portrait, which took five years to create. She started working on the sculpture when she first visited Myanmar in 2013.

Merete Sejersted Bødtker was born in 1956 in Oslo, Norway. She has been an artist and sculptor for the past 30 years. She has won several awards in international sculpture competitions and her public works can be found in Norway and Sweden as well as in private collections in US, Switzerland, Germany, Sri Lanka, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Myanmar Sonny Nyein will display five sculptures for this exhibition. Among them is Two Forms made of iron. One form used recycled cans and formed a square and the other form is empty iron square.

He is born in 1949 in Mandalay and is a son of the famous boxer Kyar Ba Nyein. He graduated from the Yangon State School of Fine Arts in 1971, majoring in Sculpture.

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