Roi Nahm, Roi See, Roi Chivit
By Rungphan Burootchati
“Trace is an exhibition that tells a story of my artistic journey - about how my impressionist art transitions from watercolour to acrylic over the years, starting from my first solo exhibition, 'Roi Nam' (Water mark) in 1991, through to my latest one, 'Bare' in 2019.
“The story takes place over 28 years, through 10 solo exhibitions, and as a guest artist at over 200 other exhibitions. My early years were dedicated to cultural and archaeological art, such as honouring Khon Masks and celebrating sites such as Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Angkor Wat, and Angkor Thom. My later works are focused on nature, flowers, and nudity.”
This exhibition showcases over 100 artworks, some previously exhibited and others that haven't been seen before.
Venue :Chamchuri Art Gallery
Date: November 3 – 21, 2019
BY Gongkan (Kantapon Metheekul)
Kantapon Metheekul, the artist known as Gongkan, divides his time between Bangkok and New York.
In his spare time, he creates street art and illustrations centred on the idea of him being transported through time and space to his homeland. His work, which he calls “Teleport Art”, gained notoriety in the New York street art scene.
Living in New York, he witnesses everyday life in the material world: people striving for a better life, looking for equality. The hope is of an ultimate utopia being found by the subject of his art, through a black hole.
The concept of Yestertodaymorrow comes from the idea that
“Humans would think that we are mightier than anything else in the world, despite being under the overbearing control of time. Over time our lives are shaped into being how and what we are in the present. In a pinch of time, we blissfully taste happiness, misery, and the enlivening of reality itself, while the future is a fanciful hope, unknown of its possibilities.”
Gongkan treats his own time as if it were a river flowing in one direction. “Clear water is like a perfect life, despite its ambiguous reflections. Ambiguity makes imagination pair itself to hope and the strength to encounter what will happen in the future that is to come.
“If we were in control of time itself, everything would serve our desire. However, the predictability of life would not bring us the joy and the color that comes with it.”
Venue :RCB Galleria, 2nd floor of River City
Date : 21 Nov until 9 Jan
Memory of Scent
By PAT LIM
“Many people may tie remembrances to places, music or atmosphere. But for many people, it is a scent that evokes a past event.
“The scent of flowers in the garden may make one person smile but at the same time, it might make someone else cry.
“The scent of pine in winter can conjour a warm, cozy feeling or equally make someone feel lonely.
“The aroma of coffee can as easily be associated with the love and laughter of a family’s morning rituals, as it can remind someone of a lonely, sad period.
“For me, the scent of flowers always links my love and soul to mysterious memories.”
Date : November 2-27, 2019