Artist: Jongjit Moolmat
Title: Impermanence of Life 1
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size (cm): 180 x 160
Impermanence of Life 1 takes on a philosophical approach in its exploration of life and contentment.
For the artist, the journey of life is strewn with sadness and happiness. The experience of melancholy and bliss is a natural part of our existence. Here, the subject’s pensive expression, with the lower part of her face submerged in water seems to suggest that sorrow can overwhelm a person. However, all is not lost. The artist believes that as long as one understands this dichotomy to be an innate part of life and accepts it as the truth, one will be free from the need to be possessive and learn to let go of sadness in life.