MINING featuring Enkhbold Togmidshiirev
May 27 – June 10, 2014
Countless inconspicuous beauties, harmonies, cohesions and divine qualities that exist in nature and our living environment seem like untapped mines to artist T.Enkhbold. He believes in the possibility of gaining unlimited feelings of delight and serenity from this mining site through awakening our senses.
Artist Enkhbold creates his minimal abstract work using non-traditional materials such as horse dung, ash, rust, animal skin and wood, and flawlessly shows how these items that came from nomadic surroundings can perfectly work in harmony with each other and create spiritual results. His way of using non-traditional materials, color compositions, and arrangements inevitably recalls artwork of famous Spanish artist Antoni Tapies. But by reflecting nomadic subsistence, tradition and philosophy, Enkhbold brings completely new colors into the world of art.
It is impossible not to mention Enkhbold’s extraordinary performances. Since 2009, the artist has been carrying his self created home “ger” and traveling around Finland, Holland and Great Britain, building his home in the midst of big cities, on beaches and on the sides of highways. In these performances, he experiments with the feeling of the inside of the “ger” and its connection to the space and people outside, exchanging contrasting energies through by means of awakening his senses of sight, smell, touch and hearing. He was invited to participate in the 2012 Shanghai International Art Biennale and the 2011 Asia Triennial Manchester for his performances. On his performances, artist Enkhbold says, “I think the ger is connected with the Mongolian conception of abstraction also. And the ger is a perfect and exotic solution of architecture. Besides mobility, the Mongolian nomadic culture is based on the ideas of both human communications with nature and animals as well as human connections between humans. In my performances, the core idea is the exchange of energy through these experiences. Therefore it is very important to me how people experience my works through all their senses”.
His work have been displayed in distinguished museums and galleries in Mongolia, Finland, Great Britain, Korea, China and Hong Kong, curated by outstanding curators such as famous Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie, Johnson Chang, the founder of Hanart TZ Gallery in Hong Kong, and Annu Wilenius from Finland.
When you hear the word “mining”, thoughts about natural resources and money might come to mind. But in his exhibition, to be displayed from 27 May to 10 June 2014 at 976 Art Gallery, artist Enkhbold will talk about the mining of unlimited resources in the human mind.
Please welcome to the exhibition MINING, by talented artist Enkhbold Togmidshiirev.
976 ART GALLERY