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In the artist's view, little time is left before society deisintegrates. Nevertheless, we find reminders of a once flourishing world as it existed aeons ago, but which are now in the midst of a very advanced process of decay. Every whit as much as anything existing on this terrestrial orb, humankind is decaying in a sequential process of exhaustion and desiccation. Despite the extreme pessimism of this vision, in this painting, the artist is still able to imagine a new world that is aborning Phoenix-like from the ashes and debris of the old one. Thus, using the ovoid motif of rich association once more, he shows us a new world emerging in pristine form from a world egg in the very process of hatching.

Details

  • Title: New Exhibition of Fossils
  • Creator: Somphong Adulyasarapan
  • Date Created: 2006
  • Physical Location: Thailand
  • Physical Dimensions: 194cm x 153cm
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas

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