The Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) presents "Merging Metaphors", an exhibition of new work created by 20 artists from Asean states who were invited to participate in last year's India-Asean Residency held in Darjeeling.
The ICC also routed two Thai artists _ Thawul Praman and Nataphon Na Nakorn _ to this residency which was organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, a body that comes under the umbrella of India's Ministry of External Affairs.
On display will be 44 art pieces which explore the ancient ties between Asean and India using a contemporary dialogue. The collection includes Thawul's paintings of Buddha and Ganesh.
Commenting on the work he created during what was his first trip to India, Thawul had this to say: "The Buddha connects Asians together and I like to draw and paint the smiling, meditative icon in different compositions."
Nataphon said: "I have tried connecting with India in my work through the use of earth tones and the symbols and characters of the Hindi script."
"Merging Metaphors" officially opens at the ICC on Saturday and will continue until Jan 25. A pre-opening cocktail reception will be held there on Friday, starting at 6pm.
The centre is located on the 27th floor of Jasmine City Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 23 and is open daily (except Sundays and Mondays) from 11am to 6.30pm.