Dukkha: The Imagery of Suffering
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Yavuz Fine Art
51 Waterloo Street #03-01 Singapore 187969
Yavuz Fine Art is pleased to present Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew in his first solo exhibition in Singapore.
Winner of the prestigious Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2006, Nimmalaikaew is one of Thailand's most exciting and widely admired new-generation artists. He has developed a unique mixing of media that produces haunting, ethereal images. Each work consists of layers of fabric, netting and thread set within a deep encasement, each with hand-painted or screen printed figures. The result is a mesmerising three-dimensional painting.
A devout Buddhist, Nimmalaikaew's distinct style illustrates and explains the inevitable cycle of birth, aging, and death in all of our lives, as explained in Buddhist philosophy. Intentionally drooping threads woven through layers of netting suggest a life flowing; of aging and physical degeneration, corresponding with the core idea about the unavoidable truth of life and its constant changeability.