530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Banjerd Lekkong
Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition
Agora Gallery
New York,NY
  • Hanuman's Standing   Hanuman's Standing
    Iron
    72" x 56" x 20"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • An Owl Gives a Life   An Owl Gives a Life
    Steel
    31.5" x 26" x 8.5"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Phra Ram Arrow Shooting   Phra Ram Arrow Shooting
    Iron
    24.5" x 16.5" x 10"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Different Time, Different Period   Different Time, Different Period
    Iron
    45" x 39" x 24"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Hanuman's Fighting Wirunjambang   Hanuman's Fighting Wirunjambang
    Iron
    20" x 18" x 8"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Singha   Singha
    Iron
    33" x 35.5" x 24"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Ravana's Standing   Ravana's Standing
    Iron
    80" x 80" x 20"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Muay Thai of Woman   Muay Thai of Woman
    Iron
    30.5" x 13.5" x 8"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Thai Hanuman Makes Fun of Bali Hanuman   Thai Hanuman Makes Fun of Bali Hanuman
    Iron
    27" x 22" x 13.5"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • 11 Monkey Kings Metamorphosed into Three-Headed Elephant  (The Mighty Erawan)   11 Monkey Kings Metamorphosed into Three-Headed Elephant
    (The Mighty Erawan)
    Iron
    25" x 28" x 42"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Hanuman Yawns the Stars   Hanuman Yawns the Stars
    Iron
    24" x 16" x 7"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • The Hermit Narod   The Hermit Narod
    Iron
    20" x 9" x 6"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Ravana's Talking   Ravana's Talking
    Iron
    15.5" x 15" x 7.5"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Ganesha 16 Hands   Ganesha 16 Hands
    Iron
    29" x 16" x 9"
    Banjerd Lekkong

  • Ganesha Head   Ganesha Head
    Iron
    23" x 14" x 14.5"
    Banjerd Lekkong

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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