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Sculpture : The Hero (Silver) – Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul


Size : 34 x 30 x 30 cm.
Weight : 4.5 kg.

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SKU: 8852301007002 Categories: Sculpture, Fine Art & Sculpture

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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 think,” says Boonyavanishkul. “I began by representing the veins and the flowing of blood. Other patterns are from traditional Thai patterns that represent traditional heavenly, the glory of the king. But my function has changed to express my own idea of beauty and flow of energy. There is no religious significance in my work.”

The Hero by Boonyavanishku , the latest horse sculptures 1-99 edition, limited only at MOCA BANGKOK, 2 colour selections, white bronze and green bronze.                 

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Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul

The content of all his works is relevant to the Buddhist philosophy as people nowadays view the life as it is—a suffering-laden cycle of life covered with a happiness-like feeling, and getting lost in the endless cycle of death and rebirth. The artist’s identity is the Eastern ideology which presents the Buddhist philosophy.

Born  12 July 1961

Education :  B.F.A., (Thai Art) The Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University, Thailand

Awards / Honours

1996 “Singapore National Youth Award (Art and Culture Section)

1995 “Distinction Award 15th Painting of The Year, Singapore

1992 “Distinction Award 12th Painting of The Year, Singapore

“Distinction Award The Annual Art Exhibition, Nan Yang Art Association, Singapore

1991 “Distinction Award 11th Painting of The Year, Singapore

1990 “Special Award Winner”, The lnternational Osaka Triennale of Painting,
Osaka,  Japan

1987 “Bronze Medal, 11th Bualuang Painting Competition, Bangkok, Thailand

1986 “Award Winner, Contemporary Art Exhibition Organized By Thai Farmers Bangkok, 

Thailand “Bronze Medal, 10th Bualuang Painting Competition, Bangkok, Thailand

1985 “Gold Medal, 9th Bualuang Painting Competition, Bangkok, Thailand