Adam and Eve 1989

Kamin Lertchaiprasert1990

National Heritage Board, Singapore

National Heritage Board, Singapore

Born in Lop Buri Province, Thailand, Kamin Lertchaiprasert (1964) graduated from the Silpakorn University in 1987 where he then moved to the United States. Returning to Thailand in 1992, he developed his interest in Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and established a distinctive creative style of completing a single series by creating an art work a day for as long as one to several years. Kamin participated in international exhibitions including Biennale of Sydney in 1993, Venice Biennale in 2003, Busan Biennale in 2008 among others. Kamin actively deals with activities rooted in his relationships with people in society.� 'Adam and Eve 1989�', one third from the Adam and Eve series, addresses Kamin'�s critical reflection as well as his representations of personal mental agony on the understanding of art and life. Produced in etching, a technique which Kamin had mastered in New York, the visual distinctively illustrates Mickey and Minnie, the most iconic and celebrated �couple� in the United States superimposed with attributes of Adam and Eve, the characters from biblical records. This seems to paint the paradox of Kamin�'s sentiment towards religion and its perceptual irony in worshipping popular culture.

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  • Title: Adam and Eve 1989
  • Creator: Kamin Lertchaiprasert
  • Creator Birth Date: 1964
  • Date Created: 1990
  • Location Created: Lopburi, Thailand