Tuguldur Yondonjamts

"Im Haus/At home" Exhibition in Haus der Kunst Munich, Germany
August 10th - October 03th 2010

Funny Games – Shagai Harvak
In Mongolia, people respect animals, and when an animal is killed, all of it is utilized. Ankle bones of sheep, for example, can be used as a kind of dice for children to play with — variously shaped bones signify a camel, a horse, a goat, and a sheep. Play has no fear.
Tuguldur Yondonjamts, who is from Mongolia, draws things he does not like and things he has not seen, such as sharks. His shark has a thick bristle of black ink coat made with fistfuls of Pentel Energel pens; and fluorescent orange flower wounds in place of fins and the tail. The pens of choice are silver-coated and have slanted noses and skills at the sides of their caps; a large shark like the one below draws ink from about a dozen pens. 
As ancient animism embraces plastic products, contemporaneity of an artist emerges in a cut-throat historicity of the origin — a foresight through post-modern specters to a Western sunset.