Dialogues of Time and Nature By Robert Powell

The Exhibition runs through 30th June 2011
The Gallery will be open everyday from 10.00 – 19.00 hrs.

If you are interest in any art please contact the retail staff or Kamalaya Reception

Robert Powell was born in Sydney in 1948, and studied humanities and architecture in Australia. He came to Asia in 1974 and was in India when Ladakh was opened t foreigners for the first time.He spent 7 months there documenting

Dialogues of Time and Nature By Robert Powell

The Exhibition runs through 30th June 2011
The Gallery will be open everyday from 10.00 – 19.00 hrs.
If you are interest in any art please contact the retail staff or Kamalaya Reception

Robert Powell was born in Sydney in 1948, and studied humanities and architecture in Australia. He came to Asia in 1974 and was in India when Ladakh was opened t foreigners for the first time.He spent 7 months there documenting its Tibetan Architecture. That experience was the beginning of a lifelong exploration of Asian cultures, inspired by their material manifestations and especially their traditional architectures.

Since then he has lived and worked in Asia, mostly in the Himalayas, in Nepal, India, Pakistan and also China and Japan. Since 2004 he has been based in Thailand and has begun a series of paintings from Angkor, and the south East Asian region. His sketchbooks, measured drawings, and photographs from more than three decades in Asia continue to inspire current works. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited and published widely and are the subject of two books.
         
Robert Powell is Kamalaya's architect. As an architect and artist whose interest in vernacular building has kept him in Asia for 30 years, he nevertheless thought that the typical "Thai-style" villa would really be an anomaly on this site. This type of structure, traditionally rooted in the North amongst expanses of rice fields, seemed an inappropriate response to the hilly, rocky beachside of Koh Samui. Instead, the style of Kamalaya is "simple tropical modern."

Robert will be offering a Kamalaya Site Tour & Gallery Visit every Thursday from 14.00 – 15.30 ( Meet at Alchemy lounge) as part of our holistic activity schedule.. That experience was the beginning of a lifelong exploration of Asian cultures, inspired by their material manifestations and especially their traditional architectures.

Since then he has lived and worked in Asia, mostly in the Himalayas, in Nepal, India, Pakistan and also China and Japan. Since 2004 he has been based in Thailand and has begun a series of paintings from Angkor, and the south East Asian region. His sketchbooks, measured drawings, and photographs from more than three decades in Asia continue to inspire current works. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited and published widely and are the subject of two books.
         
Robert Powell is Kamalaya's architect. As an architect and artist whose interest in vernacular building has kept him in Asia for 30 years, he nevertheless thought that the typical "Thai-style" villa would really be an anomaly on this site. This type of structure, traditionally rooted in the North amongst expanses of rice fields, seemed an inappropriate response to the hilly, rocky beachside of Koh Samui. Instead, the style of Kamalaya is "simple tropical modern."

Robert will be offering a Kamalaya Site Tour & Gallery Visit every Thursday from 14.00 – 15.30 ( Meet at Alchemy lounge) as part of our holistic activity schedule.

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