Nirvana: Tropical Rebirth

Pannaphan Yodmanee, Rodel Tapaya, Heri Dono

03.07 - 04.25, 2018

Bangkok

 
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Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok is proud to announce the opening of “Nirvana: Tropical Rebirth,” a three-person show for artists Heri Dono (Indonesia), Rodel Tapaya (Philippines), and Pannaphan Yodmanee (Thailand) on March 7, 2018.

Southeast Asia is home to a rich diversity of local cultures, and in a world threatened by monotony and homogeneity, this cultural diversity is particularly valuable. Tropical spices, ancient Borobudur, and the primitive freshness of Eastern myth are waiting to be awakened. These three outstanding artists work in contemporary art, giving the nirvana of tradition a new life in a modern cultural environment.

 

 
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Untitled 1 Pannaphan Yodmanee Acrylic on concrete 120 x 130 x 30 cm 2018

Untitled 2

Untitled 2 Pannaphan Yodmanee Acrylic on concrete 120 x 60 x 30 cm 2018

Untitled 3

Untitled 3 Pannaphan Yodmanee Acrylic on concrete 180 x 120 x 30 cm 2018

Untitled 4

Untitled 4 Pannaphan Yodmanee Acrylic on concrete, metal bars 180 x 180 x 30 cm 2018

Untitled 5

Untitled 5 Pannaphan Yodmanee Acrylic on concrete, metal bars 240 x 150 x 30 cm 2018

Untitled 6

Untitled 6 Pannaphan Yodmanee Acrylic on concrete, metal bars 240 x 150 x 30 cm 2018

Untitled 7

Untitled 7 Pannaphan Yodmanee Acrylic on concrete, metal bars 240 x 160 x 30 cm 2018

Heri Dono, The Flying Angels I, 200 x 300 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014

Flying Angels 1 Heri Dono Acrylic on canvas 200 x 300 cm 2014

Heri Dono, Konflik Di Era Peradan, Anti Kekerasan, 150 x 125 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Konflik Di Era Peradan, Anti Kekerasan Heri Dono Acrylic on canvas 150 x 125 cm 2017

Heri Dono, Superhero - Superhero Pengendali Kemarahan, 200 x 150 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Superhero-Superhero Pengendali Kemarahan Heri Dono Acrylic on canvas 200 x 150 cm 2017

Heri Dono, Pembawa Baterai Superhero - Superhero, 200 x 150 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Pembawa Baterai Superhero-Superhero Heri Dono Acrylic on canvas 200 x 150 cm 2017

Heri Dono, The Mountain Dragon, 200 x 160 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

The Mountain Dragon Heri Dono Acrylic on canvas 200 x 160 cm 2017

Rodel Tapaya, Mela, 183 x 101.6 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Mela Rodel Tapaya Acrylic on canvas 183 x 101.6 cm 2017

Rodel Tapaya, Rivers of the Soul, 172 x 122.5 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

River of the soul Rodel Tapaya Acrylic on canvas 172 x 122.5 cm 2017

Rodel Tapaya, Thunder and Lightning, 152 x 193 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Thunder and Lightning Rodel Tapaya Acrylic on canvas 152 x 193 cm 2017

Rodel Tapaya, Jumping Over Thorns 193 x 173 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Jumping Over Thorns Rodel Tapaya Acrylic on canvas 193 x 173 cm 2017

Rodel Tapaya, Capital B,  193 x 152.4 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Capital B Rodel Tapaya Acrylic on canvas 193 x 152.4 cm 2017

Rodel Tapaya, Last Two Minutes, 165.1 x 152.4 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Last Two Minutes Rodel Tapaya Acrylic on canvas 165.1 x 152.4 cm 2017

 

 

PANNAPHAN YODMANEE

Pannaphan Yodmanee (b. 1988) is part of the new generation of Thai artists. She focuses on the relationship between Buddhist doctrine and human nature. Through her work, she explores Buddhist philosophy and cosmology, including the universal themes of time, destruction, and death. She paints traditional Thai paintings on rocks, minerals, and other natural materials, adding Buddhist architectural elements to construct an artistic space that transcends the religious spirit.

 

 

HERI DONO

Heri Dono (b. 1960) is a leading figure in the Indonesian contemporary art world. He blends traditional shadow puppet plays (wayang kulit) into his work; he combines unreal figures and the consideration and criticism of reality into works of powerful imagination. In this process, he deconstructs and transcends tradition and fuses local culture and contemporary art to give life to a new visual effect.

 

 

RODEL TAPAYA

Rodel Tapaya (b. 1980) has become one of the most-watched artists from the Philippines in recent years. He appropriates archetypes from Filipino folk legends and oral histories, expanding and molding them into a visual language that is all his own. Tapaya’s stories are full of magical visions; he re-examines every myth, reflecting on a sense of cultural belonging. By interpreting them through a new artistic lens, he creates an interaction between popular culture and ancient myth.

 

 

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Beijing

D06, 798 Art District,

No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road

Chaoyang Dst. Beijing, China

B01, 798 Art District, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road

Chaoyang Dst. Beijing, China

Hong Kong

10/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road

Central, Hong Kong

Bangkok

Room. 201 - 206
River City Bangkok,
23 Soi Charoenkrung 24,

Bangkok, 10100, Thailand

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