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With an innate talent for drawing, Aung knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue art as a career. After Grade 9, he left his hometown of Pyay to attend the Mandalay Fine Arts School. After finishing his studies in Mandalay, still eager to learn and continue improving his skills, Aung moved to Yangon where he is now studying at the National University of Arts & Culture. Even after many years of pursuing his passion, he still finds himself learning new techniques. Aung finds his style is heavily influenced by traditional Myanmar motifs, but he still looks to make his work relevant for today, fusing the traditional and the contemporary in his art. Aung works with Turquoise Mountain’s goldsmiths in the design process, helping them to visualise their ideas and create a guideline for them to be translated into a jewellery piece inspired by Myanmar tradition.