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Pannaphan Yodmanee

Born 1988 in Nakhon Si Thammarat (Thailand),
lives and works in Bangkok (Thailand)

At the age of ten, Pannaphan Yodmanee was initiated in traditional techniques of Buddhist painting by a monk from her local temple in Thailand. This knowledge is central to her artistic practice, which extends traditional conventions to connect the spiritual, the symbolic and the secular in new, and more experimental forms. Over time, the artist has developed a deep understanding of the philosophies and cosmologies inherent to Buddhist art. She transforms them into works combining found objects, natural elements and painted materials that recall traditional Thai art and architecture. Inspired by the Fagor factory’s context Christian imagery and the great historical tales of Southeast Asia, she creates a site-specific installation that blends past and present civilisations, equally evoking modern ruins and a demolition site. By melding nature and industry, spirituality and destruction, the artist explores the phenomena of time, loss, devastation and death, as well as karmic cycles.

With the support of Yavuz Gallery
With the kind collaboration of the Service Espace Verts de la Ville de Rillieux-la-Pape

Acknowledgements : Denis Corvey-Biron, Gilles Sibilat

Pannaphan Yodmanee, Quarterly Myth (détail), 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste, de la Biennale de Lyon 2019 et [of the artist, the 2019 Lyon Biennale and] Yavuz Gallery, Singapour [Singapore]. © Blaise Adilon