Karuna Panumes is one of the most sought after contemporary artists in SE Asia.
She is known for her self-portraits, always displaying the warm light of a late afternoon sun. In every work, the shadowing on her face is changed due to different items being used. Sometimes, the shadowing will be due to a Balinese hand puppet, other times the sun shining through a decaying leaf or material. In this work, we can see the outline of a lace curtain shadowing on her face.
These are truly unique works and exceptionally beautiful.