Silpakorn University

Following in the footsteps of the group ZERO in the Concrete Arts with white objects, Uwe Jonas breaks new artistic ground in the domain of sculpture. The precision of his manipulation of surface and depth effects in marble – his preferred material – reveal natural beauty of this stone’s properties.During his 7 week stay as Artist in Residence at Silpakorn University in Bangkok and Nakon Pathom he studied architectural forms and dictums in the Buddhist temple architecture. The results of his studies were new exhibits of subtle, structured objects hewn from Thai marble. These highly geometric multi-layered works embodied a harmonious blend of cultures when displayed at the gallery of the University in Nakhon Pathom.

Text by Dr. Axel Feuß, guest lecturer for European art history at the faculty for painting, graphic arts and sculpture, Silpakorn University, Bangkok