This exhibition of 12 artists (7 Thais, 3 Malaysians and 2 Singaporeans) will expose identities, visions and inspirations of each artists of different cultures. The premier will start in the North, Chiang Mai, then to Bangkok before going southward to Songkhia, crossing the border to Malaysia, where it can be viewed in Panang and Kuala Lumpur, and lastly - in Singapore.
The 7 Thai artists represent those from various regious of
Somsak Raksuwan, faithful to his feelings and characters, untamed by the global art's trends, prefers to portray the forever yearning tranquillity of the nation's natural beauties to rouse the natives to protect their unspoiled lands.
The abstracts of Nattalart undeniably show us that nature and technology, the two contrasting factors, can be together harmoniously as in this set of works that he skillfully and dynamically employ free forms and geometric shapes. They are arts that question the viewers of what truly is human's real happiness.
In each period of his work, Somsak Chowtadapong, never conceals the natural facts of all beings according to Bhuddism. His calligraphy brush technique on space of warm colours are conspicuous. After having spent nearly 4 years in Nakhon Srithammarat, it then is not wrong to say that he has been quietly yet deeply influenced by its surroundings of forests and mountains-so remarkable in his now-a day works. One sees evolutions of mixing techniques of acrylic, pencil and colours as that of unlimited space.
Pricha Arjunka is a wellknown senior artist who has
presented unfailingly abstracts. For 40 years (since 1960) he
has been a pioneer abstract artist in contemporary arts of Thailand.
His paintings vary in colours and forms, some are composed of
free forms and painted planes put to gather, while in some, contrasting
or harmonized colours are allotted, showing both dimension and
movement. His colour schemes identify exactly with his characters-subtle
Sila spends most of his time roaming through the forests,
mountains and the sea to depict the landscape. His overwhelming
qualities are transmitted colours and brush strokes to produce
bright, clear and aesthetic paintings.
The 3 senior Malaysian artists have long been parts of their
country's fine arts. Khoo Sui Ho, a Chinese descendent,
wellknown among Thai enthusiasts in arts, used to participate
in exhibitions with Thai artists both at the Mek Payap Art Center
and the Bhirasri Arts Institute, since 1970 Although he has moved
to the USA for many years, he still produces captivating works
Hang Eow Lin draws more attention to those closed to him He can portray the characteristic of each vividly.
Chong Hip Sang conveys his imaginations of symbols and believes with simple lines to create faces and human bodies using, on black surface, few colours plaiting together resembling designs in sacred rituals of Malaysian culture.
A senior artist from Singapore, Goh Bang Gwan, still
searches to create unwarily collage paintings. He is famous
all over Asia with his genuinity in nesting and painting over
different kind of natural, paper pulp. Where as in Tay Bak
kol paintings, one sees the volume of solidity in the technique
that can almost be rebelled as neo-cubism which show scenery,
The most outstanding aspect in this exhibition is that all works are sole paintings which show evolution of form and technique resulting from dedication, seriousness and long accumulating experiences of each artists, as well as showing his viewpoint of creativity. Admirers will benefit in all respects-Art aesthetic, Social retrospective, environment and unsetaratable spiritual life embed within culture and tradition of Southern-East-Asian, who are heading toward the new decade, together with the rest of the world.