Golden Wave and Cherry Blossom , 2016
Acrylic on Canvas, 122 x 122 cm
About the artwork
Soe Soe’s works are greatly inspired by the landscapes seen in his hometown. This painting showcases a vast landscape of agricultural crops sprawling infinitely in a bright golden hue, while a branches with pastel magenta leaves dangle from the top. The viewer’s eyes are led to the centre of the painting by the gentle topography of the paddy fields, symbolising the plantation of crops as the centre of Myanmar’s economy. Many small impasto paint marks filling the fields signify the endless, ever-growing prosperity brought by nature.
About the artist
Famous for his unusual technique and works of texture, Soe Soe Laputta captures the dappled flecks of sunlight that spread over the terraced rice fields of the Northern Shan State of Myanmar. The vibrant energy of the works combines with rich jewelled hues to attract the viewers' attention, rejuvenating and delighting. The three-dimensional quality of his pieces captures the nature of these fields, such that one feels he is physically standing by the beautiful hills in Myanmar. Soe Soe was born in 1967 in Myanmar, and he honours this by placing the title after his name. His father is a pianist, while his mother is an instructor of traditional dance. His artistic talent was evident even as a young boy when he began nurturing his hobby of painting. He stepped into the profession of painting in 1985 when he turned 18. As of the year 2008, at the age of 41, he held 23 years of experience as a full-time artist.