Vichoke Mukdamanee, a Thai National Artist, is inspired by the story of love between Naga, the mythical creature that has the form of a great snake, and a local human. The story is part of the famous folk tale that relates to the mythical belief regarding the beginning of several landmarks and island in Krabi and nearby provinces. Using objects from local wedding ceremonies, Mukdamanee creates semi-abstract metal sculptures and animates the forms. The multiple, sculptural structures are lined up to imitate a ceremony or ritual on the sandy bank of the Krabi River, which the artist sees as the connecting space between water and land, the imaginative world and reality, and between nature and humans. Story of Love brings audiences back to local narratives and recalls the harmonious feelings among people, no matter how different they are. ภาษาไทย : คลิกที่นี่
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National Artist of Thailand, Vichoke lives and works in Bangkok. Mukdamanee creates paintings, collages, assemblages, sculptures, and installations by collaborating with industrial materials and found objects. His concept has developed from the awareness of modernist affect to environmental issues, the existence of local traditions, relationship between people, and religions.
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