There is something particularly intriguing and haunting about Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew’s work. By painting several layers of fine netting, the 33-year-old artist who won the prestigious Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2006, creates images that appear to vary or even disappear depending on the viewer’s position.
“It starts from a digital drawing of twisted lines in human form,” Nimmalaikaew explained to BLOUIN Art. “The digital drawing is then printed life-size to set the base form and texture. The following layers are painted in oil color in the ‘tulle-painting style.’ Over time, I have learnt that the tulle demands a different way of creating realistic light and shadow for the material. The top layer gives details for the optical illusion. Then I connect each layer with clear copolymer line to make it all fit together and create depth in the image.”
“The feelings of love, bond and attachment toward those beloved ones in my life make me frightened, worried and fear of loosing as seeing their physical worning out and decadence througout my life. Which, in fact, every life arises and must pass away one day according to the truth of life that has the controversy under the laws that make everything balanced.” – Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew
Artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew Creates 3D Art by Painting Several Layers of Thread and Netting:
3D Painting by Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew:
The artist creates his painting by using the inspiration from the stories of his own feeling, suffering, happiness, and confusion. He uses Buddhist Dharma as a tool to understand the meaning of Uncertainty of Life, which has been happen with beloved people in his family. The artwork represents the conditions of changing and instability that come from the nature of circle of life. Uttaporn focuses on applying visual elements, especially line, on transparent fabric to create unique dimension in his paintings.