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Pannaphan Yodmanee

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

Trained in Buddhist painting at a very young age, Pannaphan Yodmanee makes large installations combining found objects, natural items and painted materials that call to mind traditional Thai art and architecture. Inspired by the Fagor Factory context, she creates a monumental site-specific installation that blends past and present civilisations. Large cement and metal pipes converse with rubble, sacred trees, icons and delicate paintings depicting major events in Southeast Asia’s history. In her works, the artist explores Buddhist philosophy and cosmology; the natural phenomena of time, loss, devastation and death; as well as karmic cycles.

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