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Banjerd Lekkong
Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
  • Hanuman's Standing
Iron
72" x 56" x 20" 
  • An Owl Gives a Life
Steel
31.5" x 26" x 8.5" 
  • Phra Ram Arrow Shooting
Iron
24.5" x 16.5" x 10" 
  • Different Time, Different Period
Iron
45" x 39" x 24" 
  • Hanuman's Fighting Wirunjambang
Iron
20" x 18" x 8" 
  • Singha
Iron
33" x 35.5" x 24" 
  • Ravana's Standing
Iron
80" x 80" x 20" 
  • Muay Thai of Woman
Iron
30.5" x 13.5" x 8" 
  • Thai Hanuman Makes Fun of Bali Hanuman
Iron
27" x 22" x 13.5" 
  • 11 Monkey Kings Metamorphosed into Three-Headed Elephant  (The Mighty Erawan)
Iron
25" x 28" x 42" 
  • Hanuman Yawns the Stars
Iron
24" x 16" x 7" 
  • The Hermit Narod
Iron
20" x 9" x 6" 
  • Ravana's Talking
Iron
15.5" x 15" x 7.5" 
  • Ganesha 16 Hands
Iron
29" x 16" x 9" 
  • Ganesha Head
Iron
23" x 14" x 14.5" 
Banjerd Lekkong

BANJERD LEKKONG

Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition
May 20 – June 9, 2016
Reception: Thursday, May 26, 2016 6-8 PM

Banjerd Lekkong creates sculptures so intricate and densely packed with information that they erase the divisions between art, story, and symbol entirely. Lekkong interprets the Hindu pantheon with his steel and iron sculptures which can reach anywhere from two to six feet high. He tells stories from the religion in a very specific way: by creating pieces that are both single-character depictions and entire, multiplayer scenes. Above all, his works are made of energy and action.

From afar, Lekkong’s works act as to be sculptural portraits. He creates beautifully wrought figures that stand, dance, and even fly with enthusiasm. They are animals and, often, Hindu gods such as Ganesha or Erawan. They are always perfectly poised, presenting themselves with the grace that such regal beings merit. Upon closer inspection, however, it becomes clear that each figure is actually composed of countless smaller bodies. These smaller, person-like figures have all the uncontainable energy and unpredictability that the larger composition doesn’t. They are sinewy, made of ropes of metal, gear-like coils, and all kinds of curving shapes. So intertwined, their individual bodies are hard to pick out from the crowd, allowing the sculpture to provide endless fascination and treasures.

In combining ancient material and a well-defined, unique visual language, Lekkong invites us to reconsider the stories and lessons of Hinduism. His is a modern perspective, but also one that speaks to the timeless ideas of surprise, the call to action, and interconnectivity. He describes his chosen medium – unadorned gray steel and iron – as one that radiates power. 

Lekkong was born in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand and today works in Bangkok. In addition to his fine art, he is an accomplished architect and interior designer. He has exhibited widely in Thailand.   





Creating Stories With Sculpture

Banjerd Lekkong, a Thai sculptor creates intriguing and powerful iron sculptures of characters from the ancient epic, The Ramayana.

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