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The Hero (Green)

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The Hero (Green)

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The painter Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul (b. 1961) was born and studied in Thailand, has worked in Bali and other Southeast Asian countries and is now well established in Singapore. This volume presents some 250 examples of the achievements of his artistic journey. There are neo-traditional Buddhist influenced paintings, rich presentations of Thai and Buddhist traditional dancers, perceptive studies of the ancient Thai capital Ayutthaya and works on Buddhist tradition and history.
Graduated during the eighties, Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul was heavily influenced by the modernism movement in the West. He went through a period of Surrealism, painting words that transcends reality and escapes into the metaphysical world. As a Thai artist, his works are often heavily laced with religious themes.

Boonyavanishkul, however, saw only the transition from one work of art to another, from the two-to the three-dimensional that lends, in its physical reality, textured surfaces, mass, and a fresh opportunity to reinterpret the artist’s vision. What is immediately clear about Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul’s sculptures are the highly detailed surfaces, the sense of humor, the power of the horses, the suggestion of peacefulness, and a clear erotic sensibility in a work.

“My sculptures are characterized by surrealist symbols that allude to the cycle of birth, life and death. I don’t claim to have any answers to these great mysteries, and I don’t have any moral agenda. My only hope is that the pieces here will bring pleasure to the people who see them and light a spark in their own imagination”

Boonyavanishkul’s horse are proud, powerful beasts indeed. They fill their space with a certain haughtiness that is attractive to the eye and highlights the dignity of the horse as one of the world’s most beautiful and graceful animals. One recognizes Boonyavanishkul’s horses not as one specific species but as an amalgam of many, both Western and Asian, real and imagined. The deeply patterned surfaces of each animal is a study in symbol and the physical reality of the body. The patterns suggest the very life of each beast and in so doing they demand to be touched.

“My horse is purely from my imagination. Early on ,, in 1989, I began to draw horses when l came to Singapore. My horses have aspects of many different kinds of horse. But my horse of the imagination is there to represent human life. It is, for me, a metaphor also for suffering. Humans are born to suffer, I

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Additional information

Weight 4.5 kg
Dimensions 19 x 27 x 23.5 cm
By

Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul

Type

Sculpture

Medium

Green

In stock

3 Set