This page is dedicated to world renowned artist and Pro-Democracy Activist Sitt Nyein Aye. This page will afford him a platform where he can speak to both the Burmese and Western audiences about the arts, events and the very real human struggle that continues in his homeland, Burma, in spite of glitzy media reports to the contrary.
Thingyan Celebration, Denver Colorado, 4-16-17
A video glimpse into the Burmese Community on Thingyan, The Burmese New Years Celebration.
What stole the show for me was the reunion of comrades who struggled, fought and in some cases were tortured for years in prison in an effort to break a man’s spirit.
Fortunately, the spirit of freedom and democracy did not die within these most honorable men.
They stand together once again. Saw Ngo, Hlaing Moe Than, Sitt Nyein Aye, Ko Oo (below) are Burma’s hallowed heroes.
Burma’s Warriors for Peace
And it was an honor to be among Real Champions of Freedom and Democracy.
Your Devil’s Advocate
Published on Apr 22, 2017 A video and pictorial visit to Denver's Burmese community with artist/activist Sitt Nyein Aye on Thingyan, New Years Celebration. It was also a reunion of comrades, separated by tyranny, war, prison & torture during the epic struggle of 8888. Saw Ngo, Hlaing Moe Than, Sitt Nyein Aye, & Ko Oo are true heroes of Burma's Democracy Movement and it was an honor to be in the presence of these great men who sacrificed everything for freedom and the people of Burma.
And in some way, this video honors the reunion of these great human beings.
The World of Sitt Nyein Aye
Artist Ngaba at Face Book
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January 22 2017 at 12:41pm · Visvakarma's Children <Stories of India's Craftpeople
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Illustrations by Sitt Nyein Aye
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· Artist/Activist Sitt Nyein Aye’s Gift to His Comrades in Burma – Remember The Heroes of 8-8-88
Burmese Artist/Activist Sitt Nyein Aye Painting: Honoring The Heroes of 8-8-88 on Canvas, a Revision
Leave it to Sitt to add more expression to his work, especially when it comes to his activism in art. Though he enjoyed his presentation yesterday he said:
“I wanted to add more dignity to this painting to show more respect & honor for people who sacrificed so much on 8-8-88”
What gets me about Sitt is the fact he does not care about his losses for he lost everything he had, but it is his concern for his co-patriots and the citizens of Burma and their continued struggle for a civil society.
Sitt has not forgotten ‘Burma’s Cause’ and when you speak with him about his beloved homeland Burma, you can see his face light up like a kid at Christmas time. I can still see the sorrow that lurks behide his smile for he truly misses his people and his homeland.
But to simply fly back and get tossed in prison for charges Uncle Than put on him is out of the question. Even though there is an open door policy for returning citizens, they don’t apply to activists and others the Junta identified as trouble makers.
In any event, here’s Sitt’s latest evolution of the spirit of 8-8-88
Your Devil’s Advocate
Dividere la Storia
Buffalohair: ‘From Asia With Love’/ Renowned Artists Fumio Sawa / Sitt Nyein Aye Call Trinidad Colorado Home
‘From Asia With Love’; Renowned Artists Fumio Sawa & Sitt Nyein Aye Call Trinidad Colorado Home
In the 1800’s Arthur Roy Mitchell resided in Trinidad and capturing on canvas America’s rich heritage along the Santa Fe Trail. In the 21st Century renowned artists Sitt Nyein Aye (Burma) and Fumio Sawa (Japan) enjoy the afternoon, at Fumio’s Gallery in this historic community. Where Billy the Kid once roamed now strolls the Sofonisba Anguissola & Michael Angelo’s of the future.
There are many artists, artisans and imagineers within this region of the South West. Their genres are as unique as the art they evolve for there are no borders that restrict the flow of creativity that exists within this art colony. The mediums are equally unique as Mr. Sawa so described within the context of his work. He utilizes a computer as a medium but not to generate art. Finite details of his works reveal a very human element.
Classical Japanese paintings also adorn Fumio’s gallery including antique glass. I was amazed at the workmanship of the Bohemian Glass and other fine pieces. There was a story about one traditional Japanese bird painting (pictured above). Apparently Fumio was in the city with all the smog and dinginess when he noticed a gray and ash looking bird sitting on a ledge. Taken by the plight of this avian Fumio decided to honor the bird by painting him with his real colors in all it’s glory.
Then there is the enigmatic and reclusive Sitt Nyein Aye; Author, Artist Extraordinaire, Activist and Political Exile from Burma. Though he does not have a gallery at this time, he has presented some of his works in recent memory. With artistic provenance that intermingles with Burma’s turbulent past and present history, Sitt Nyein Aye also adds a hint of international intrigue to this eclectic collection of craftsmen, artisans, lovers and aficionados of fine art who call Trinidad home.
Fact is, this place is brimming with talent from a variety of genres that span the imagination. Small wonder Governor John Hickenlooper has an eye on this historic community. It’s as if a fog had lifted only to reveal a burgeoning Lilliputian community, teaming with life where anything can be an artfully creative medium, including your car. After all, this is the home of the Fabulous ArtoCade. Maybe you ought to see for yourself. No telling who you’ll bump into around here eh….
For More Information:
Fumio Sawa Fine Art
514 W. Main Street
Trinidad, Colorado, 81082
Sitt Nyein Aye
Burma’s Famous Natives
Gallery-Main/Trinidad Area Art Counsel
130 E. Main Street
Trinidad, Colorado 81082
Your Devil’s Advocate
Dividere la Storia
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