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.