Bee Mi­gra­tion

The UB Post - - Arts - By R.UNDARIYA

With his ex­hi­bi­tion, artist M.Jar­gal­saikhan aims to ap­peal to the truth up un­til the point our fan­tasies and imag­i­na­tions can be reached. Just as other hu­man be­ings do, we are cer­tain that what we be­lieve is the truth. “Bee Mi­gra­tion” shows how the truth in our fan­tasies and imag­i­na­tion is ma­te­ri­al­ized and per­ceiv­able through the five senses.

The artist be­lieves that such a topic is never bor­ing and that one of the few forces that are be­yond na­ture, plants, an­i­mals, time and space is love, the pre­mor­tal law.

He be­lieves that bees keep har­mony and or­der in this time of dis­or­der. Many lives of na­ture are be­ing per­ished and crushed in the era of tech­no­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ment in our planet.

“Even the crea­tures with in­tel­li­gence like bees are grow­ing fewer. Their visibility is in­te­grat­ing and their im­mi­gra­tion rep­re­sents or­der. That’s why they seem like wit­nesses, un­no­tice­able to any­one through the hu­man eye. Al­though they give nu­tri­tion and trans­port the flower dust. We be­lieve that we are great, in truth, are we liv­ing even with­out the same value as th­ese bees? Or do we just ex­ist?” mused M.Jar­gal­saikhan when de­scrib­ing the sig­nif­i­cance of “Bee Mi­gra­tion”.

Many of the an­i­mals with hu­man fig­ures in his paint­ings have a nim­bus around them. A nim­bus is a ra­di­ant light around or above the head of a divine or sa­cred per­son­age, an­cient or me­dieval monarch. It is seen in many re­li­gions such as Bud­dhism and Chris­tian­ity. In re­nais­sance paint­ings, it is vis­i­ble over the head of Je­sus, Mother Mary and other an­gels, and in Bud­dhism, it is seen over the head of Bud­dha and other deities.

The style of the paint­ings mimic faded Bud­dhist paint­ings from cen­turies ago. How­ever, none of the deities and Bud­dha that have the nim­bus over their heads have a hu­man face. The only ones with nim­buses and faces are paint­ings of an­i­mals.

The red and blue fig­ures are the famed Bud­dhist sym­bols of Chakrasam­vara in union of Va­jrayo­gini, which rep­re­sent the union of com­pas­sion and wis­dom. Even their faces are blurred out. Be­hind them are the Bud­dhist sym­bols of the three mon­keys, “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.

Like­wise, if you look closely, there are mul­ti­ple im­agery of UFOs, weaponry, war­fare and me­dieval roy­alty in­stalled into what looks like a clas­si­cal Bud­dhist art. Given all the sym­bol­ism and fig­ures in the paint­ings, it is up to the view­ers to in­ter­pret. How­ever, even with the naked eye, it is ev­i­dent that there is a great phi­los­o­phy hid­den in the brush strokes of the paint­ings.

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