This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Throngkiuba Yim.
What are you trying to communicate with your work?
My subject matter has changed over the years but one element I strongly adhere to is unsolicited concern. Art shapes and heals the world in its own time and in its own way. In obscurity, I struggle to create a contrast between “Ideologies and People” and “Politics and Nature.”
Mission Impossible, 2018, Mixed media, 130 x 90 cm
What is an artist’s responsibility?
Artists have a different way of perceiving the world, though I can’t speak for every artist’s vision. As a human being and artist my responsibility is to invite the audience to my art to look at culture and society from a tolerant perspective.
Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?
Time will decide my best artwork. In the meantime, I don’t mind sharing this work with people who love art passionately.
Transition, 2017, Mixed Media, 5 x 4 feet
Tell us about a work you want to make but never will?
The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch.
Norilsk, 2017, Mixed media, 60 x 50 cm
Who are three artists we should know but probably don’t?
Shira Wachsmann is a Berlin-based artist.
Samindranath Majumdar is a Kolkata-based artist.
Lenny Ratnasari Weichert is a Jakarta-based artist.
—The ArtSlant Team
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(Image at top: Angermunde, 2017, Acrylic on paper, 60 x 90 cm)