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The artist Naidandorj in his studio

Naidandorj Enkhbaatar

Naidandorj Enkhbaatar (Naigaa) was born in 1984 in Ulaanbaatar. In 2006, he graduated in Mongolian traditional painting from the School of Fine Arts of the Mongolian University of Arts and Culture.
His solid knowledges of drawing and painting allow him to explore new painting techniques to develop his art and personal style. Often taking the best of "Zurag", the traditional Mongolian painting style, and venturing into modern design and painting using acrylic, Naigaa distinguishes himself from the stream of Mongolian contemporary artists.
He purposely lets paint drop on canvas as his own signature.
His paintings are generally profound and can also betray his renegade attitude towards the current political deviations that Mongolia presently suffers from. His calligraphy style is equally powerful and very meaningful.

Painting about man and his gods

"Search for God inside Yourself"

2012 Acrylic on canvas 175 x 130 cm

Humans worship different things either painted, made of clay or carved wood. That way people obey their doctrines and have good lives. The meaning of religion is just that. But God is not someone in heavens, God is inside you. The face of Buddha is left blank. The reason is that your own face ought to be here. The meaning of this painting is: worship and love yourself, then you can love others.

presentation of an important man with red tie

"Red Tie"

2010 Gouache sur toile 140 x 99 cm

The character in the painting is a politician: all his life he has worked as a diplomat and he has a dreadful, steel face. A smile conceals his grim appearance. He is a good actor. A red tie, a white shirt and a black suit. These three colors are very strong colors. In international conventions or government, presidential sessions, everyone wears a red tie, a white shirt and a black suit. This is a symbol of reputation and prestige. On the red tie is depicted an image of fiery hell. There isn’t any watch or ring on the politician’s wrist and fingers. It means that his hands are clean. Literally saying he has never involved in any schemes and his hands are clean. He is dry when he gets out of water. The way he looks at you is as if he was saying “I can do whatever I want”. He is an arrogant character.

Calligraphy representing the human symbol


2014 Ink on paper 200 x 130 cm

The theme of this calligraphy is “Human”. In Mongolian old script the word is “Humuun” and its English translation is “Human”. “Humuun” and “Human” do sound similar. Since Mongolian script is written from top to bottom, it’s called “A human writing”. This is cursive brush writing with a meaning of a human that stands straight.

Enfant mongol avec symbole du troisième œil

2015 Oil on canvas 145 x 145 cm

Face of a Mongolian person, actually of a Mongolian child. Of course, the child is hairless when he’s just born. Here is just the meaning of becoming a Mongol. There is an eye on his forehead. Mongolians believe that each Mongolian person is born with 3 eyes. One of the eyes isn’t seen to us. We see with just 2 eyes. Generally speaking, when a person is deeply thinking he closes his eyes. So, with his 3rd eye he crosses the space of his thoughts and reaches that one thought. Or when thinking about the places where you’ve been before and closing your eyes you can see them with the 3rd eye. So, the 3rd eye does exist. And there is the traditional hairstyle of Mongolians…