Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

Yuree Kensaku

15 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015

BOOTH 1C13 : Insights

When the elephants fight, the grass gets trampled”

A solo project by Yuree Kensaku

at  Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ( HKCEC)

100 Tonson Gallery : Booth 1C13


“When the Elephants Fight, the Grass Gets Trampled”

 Yuree Kensaku


 Acrylic and collage on canvas

H160 x W800 cm.


Yuree Kensaku is a Bangkok-based, multidisciplinary young artist whose works are known for their electrifying colors, rich sense of humor, and candy-coated cartoon characters. Wildly entertaining at first glance, Yuree's works actually present bold, critical commentary on society, as well as intimate introspection on her life as an artist. Yuree’s work has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, both regionally and internationally. Her works are included in the permanent collections of the Mori Art Museum, Singapore Art Museum, and Yokohama Museum of Art, as well as in many private collections.



When the Elephants Fight, the Grass Gets Trampled is among the largest pieces Yuree has produced to date, and it has been created exclusively for Art Basel Hong Kong 2015. The painting conveys the artist's reflections on the nature of human thought, and the rippling chain-effect of negativity arising from Thailand’s highly polarized political culture over the past decade to the present. Also featured at Art Basel Hong Kong this year are two videos from Yuree: a chronicle of this painting's creation, as well as an animated short, 12 Cats (2013)