Yavuz Gallery is pleased to
Yavuz Gallery is pleased to present Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew in Dimension of Hope, his second solo exhibition in Singapore.
A devout Buddhist, Nimmalaikaew’s practice is grounded in Buddhist philosophy, and Dimension of Hope continues to explore these themes, particularly on ‘dukkha’, a central term in Buddhism most commonly used to describe suffering or unsatisfactoriness in mundane life. These nine new works dive into the anxieties and uncertainties of contemporary life, brought about by significant political and social changes around the world. Based upon the artist’s own family members, these ethereal portraits depict people in different stages of life – some afflicted by worries of their young future, whilst others question the state of Buddhist faith and mortality in their old age. Yet, these new works on view are hopeful, rather than morbid as its title suggests. There is a meditative quality to the works, a sense of understanding and acceptance of life’s anxieties as the artist weaves his thread through the delicate layers. Though inspired by Buddhist thought, the show’s thematic concerns are universal: suffering and sadness; change and uncertainty; impermanence and mortality; the cycle of life and death. Nimmalaikaew presents quiet scenes that ask for pause and contemplation, to consider life as the artist does.
November 25 (Saturday) 11:00 am - January 7 (Sunday) 7:00 pm
Gillman Barracks, 9 LOCK ROAD , #02-23, SINGAPORE 108937