Diverse Dimensions: Exploring Humanity

Pradit Tungprasartwong and Worapol Nuanla-ong

Numerous artists have chosen to employ art as a means of delving into religious philosophies, seeking both personal growth and solace amidst life’s trials and tribulations. In today’s tumultuous world, the teachings of Buddhism, with its ultimate goal of extinguishing suffering, have emerged as a particularly resonant theme, inspiring a widespread embrace of Buddhist principles as a framework for artistic expression.

“Diverse Dimensions: Exploring Humanity” presents an exploration of the multifaceted dimensions of interpreting Buddhist principles. From the perspectives of a teacher-student artist duo: Pradit Tungprasartwong who previously passed on artistic working methods to Worapol Nuanla-ong, who in turn shared his knowledge of meditation and Buddhist practice with Pradit. This close teacher-student relationship is showcased through the joint exhibition of paintings by both artists.

Warapol’s meditative approach to abstract art mirrors the contemplative practices of Buddhism, inviting viewers to embark on a journey of introspection and spiritual enlightenment. His use of color, texture, and symbolism evokes the serenity and wisdom inherent in Buddhist teachings. In contrast, Pradit’s art embraces a multitude of worldly symbols to convey the profound lessons he gleaned from his personal experiences. His works challenge viewers to transcend the limitations of earthly existence and embrace the deeper truths of impermanence and the path to liberation.

Exhibition period: 5–31 May 2024

Opening reception: Monday 13 May, 18.00h

Pradit Tungprasartwong

What Buddha Taught, 2024
Oil on canvas
150 × 180 cm

Dream of Buddha, 2024
Oil on canvas
210 × 160 cm

Choose, 2024
Mixed media on canvas
131 × 104 cm

Ultimate Truth, 2024
Oil on canvas
160 × 210 cm

Factors of Being Human, 2024
Mixed media on canvas
92 × 165 cm

Desire, 2024
Oil on canvas
213 × 92 cm

Worapol Nuanla-ong

Return to Innocence No. 1, 2024
Oil on canvas
193 × 315 cm

Return to Innocence No. 2, 2024
Oil on canvas
193 × 315 cm

Return to Innocence No. 5, 2024
Oil on canvas
90 × 90 cm

Return to Innocence No. 6, 2024
Oil on canvas
90 × 90 cm

Return to Innocence No. 3, 2024
Oil on canvas
90 × 90 cm

Return to Innocence No. 4, 2024
Oil on canvas
90 × 90 cm

Return to Innocence No. 7, 2024
Oil on canvas
120 × 100 cm