Min Zaw (b-1972) earned his degree in art with the thesis on the art of Bagyi Aung Soe. His new figurative art that began ever since has now passed 12 years’ time. Red Women series of paintings are his recent works. The women in his paintings are typical Myanmar women in form but he does not seem to be saying anything about the fashion or culture of Myanmar women. His women with their eyes shaped like almonds would gaze back at the spectators.
The looks of these women are somewhat sullen and not friendly. But they are not expressing any specific feelings such as being happy or sad. Min Zaw works primarily with outlines then he fills out colors. In the current series, he uses only the red. But his Red Women are not portraits of red women but are illustrations of women that are then put in red.