Views from our past show "RUIN" by Pannaphan Yodmanee
Updated: Apr 29
Pannaphan Yodmanee (b. 1988, Pattani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand) lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. Pannaphan Yodmanee combines found objects, natural elements such as rocks and minerals, and painted elements that recall traditional Thai art and architecture. The artist examines the relevance of Buddhist philosophy to our lives. Through her abstract works, she explores Buddhist philosophy and cosmology. Utilising a combination of raw, natural materials with found objects of contemporary origin, her works imbue the painted designs and motifs endemic to traditional Thai art with the universal and persistent themes of loss, suffering, devastation, and the karmic cycles of death and rebirth. Her accolades include top prizes in the Thai Traditional Painting Awards (2013), as well as the Young Thai Artist Awards (2006–2007). In 2015, her works were showcased at the Thailand Eye exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London and at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. In 2016, Pannaphan won the prestigious Benesse Prize at the Singapore Biennale at the Singapore Art Museum. Her latest works were shown at La Biennale de Lyon, France.