Pearapong – when art deals with conflict

BC (Blog Critics) is carrying the captioned post of mine today. I am posting some excerpts here:

“The artist grew up and worked in the southern province of Phang-Nga, where Muslim insurgency has been a continuous trend for many decades. Interestingly, he is not a graduate of any art college, but was trained by a painter of movie posters – quite an intricate art form in an age when digital printing was not the order of the day. Pearapong’s teacher recognized his potential and predicted his success.”

“Dramatic and monochromatic, Pearapong is an artist who has proven with his collection that even during vicious, ongoing war, art can convey a call for something as intrinsic as peace, with beauty, imagination and elegance, all in a silent breath.”

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