Certainly when inspecting Kedsuda Loothong’s paintings in this series The Unknown Silence, one could feel the sense of nostalgia in the images of ancient books and paperbacks. The gigantic mounds of mostly anonymous books are staged in an indistinct dark space and appear like they have been left there and forgotten. Their contents removed and only left with their ghostly appearance. These books are no longer used to store information but are transformed into personal symbols. Rendered delicately in oil with luscious colours with a deep understanding of chiaroscuro, the paintings explore different visual compositions of a single shape, pure in its presentation and devoid of visual distractions except by the occasional alphabets of the titles illustrated on a strayed spine or a protruding brightly coloured bookmark.
Kedsuda Loogthong – The Unknown Silence