Mongol Zurag painting is the longest living genre unique to Mongolia. Here is a distinctive contemporary artist whose paintings captivate with their mesmerizing detail.
Contemporary Mongol Zurag artist, Gerelkhuu Ganbold, creates modern paintings rooted in Mongolian visual traditions. The subject matter of his paintings challenges the viewer over the question of who holds power in the mysterious puzzle of life, and seems to ultimately ask whether those who are in charge will always remain so.
Child of God emanates ethereal tranquility. As birth and death demarcate the boundaries of earthly life, what happens before and after, or even in between, remains largely a mysterious phenomenon. In her tenth solo exhibition, artist J. Anunaran explores the vast topic through her innovative techniques and personally stylized approach to ancient Mongolian spiritual imagery in correlation with Tibetan Buddhist animal symbolism. Child of God represents hope, longing, rebirth, and the space of transition between material and non-material realms. It intimates the artist’s concept of beingness at the crossroads of dreamlike reality and mythical fantasy.
Protected, peaceful, and rich with symbolism, Anunaran’s view of the space between reality and beyond is a world of delicate, childlike enchantment with the mystical, dreamlike experiences of life.
This past week of November 17-21, 2021, an art fair featuring over 100 artists and 10 art galleries showcased fall season’s best and latest works. Seeing an eclectic array of art concentrated in one spacious venue at Misheel Expo was an unusual treat for art lovers. Though modest in promotion and size by comparison to internationally recognized art fairs, Ulaanbaatar’s Art Week signaled a promising pulse in an emerging art market. The question is, can the fair impact the market by attracting more prospective buyers?
To a perfectionist, viewing T. Enkhbold’s fourth “Mining” exhibition could be a slightly flustering experience. The entrances to the show are barricaded with wooden fences, rusted scaffolding, and backs of seemingly empty canvases. Once inside, you are compelled to maneuver around dried camel droppings – evidence of the artist’s performance from the opening night.
Undur Gegeen Zanabazar’s prolific mastery of a wide range of disciplines, especially his ingenious ability to express the Buddha’s human and divine qualities in gilt-bronze sculpture, made him one of the most significant creators of Buddhist art. As an intellectual leader, he ushered 17th-century Mongolia into a cultural renaissance, the legacy of which continues to inspire artists to this day.
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