- A Black Horse in the New Moon Night", Notthowut
Sing-Thong's latest exhibition organised by Numthong gallery, is created
from imagination, feeling and experience of Notthowut himself. It is a
combination bettueen on abstract expressionism and a concrete existence.
The abstract exoressionism in Notthowut's work is represented
by creating a supposed space where he imagines himself as a black horse
galloping in a vague atmosphere of the moonless night. For the concrete,
he uses a form of natural figures and a form of objects as a specific
symbol. That means a special identity in his works is a connotative communication
of form and space which is a key element of this series.
He particularly views all aeatures on the planet that
are both the visible and invisible things, and realises that they are
harmonious and paradoxical in themselves. In his sight, form and space
are happiness, sadness, darkness, brightness, beauty and mystery.
His lost exhibition -Love you my dad" showed in the beginning of
2004 inspires his latest series "A Black Horse in the New Moon Night-,
The deep regret of death of his father is in his subconscious. However,
he can transform it into his artwork as it can be seen from the usage
of forms and the symbol communicated a specific meaning such as a stem
and a root of rose are growing themselves without its leaf and flower
that a part of plant showing freshness and liveliness. This picture is
like his life and feeling while he had created his artworks.
Not only using the thorny stem of rose and the bmnchy root binding thing
shaped like a heart, but he also presents a petal of the lotus blossom
overlapped themselves until it becomes a black space. It shows a contrast
and a strong hue on the white background beautifully. A series of rose
and its leaf in the large scale painting that audiences can view it closer
depicts his energy and feeling hidden in a calm.
Peacock's feather is a symbol to represent sacrificial things as peacock
is an animal of the deity. Moreover, he creates a formof human tongue
of both men and women which is like a mountain. It represents human feeling
and human word which is both the trustworthy word and untrustworthy word.
This total picture is on abstract and its form can create imagination
A crayon on bamboo paper is a main technique using in this series. The
black colour presents a dimensions of illusion and dimension of feeling.
Using crayon means he employs his elaborate skill and exquisite artistry
in creating his artworks.
His latest artwork is different from a former of exhibition. He uses
the form of objects as a meduim to convey a meaning of the form of natural
figures. Generally, the atmosphere in his work offers the sense of inner
clam as well as the psychologic effect. It is an interaction among a sense
perception to an appearance, a thinking reaction, and an internal feeling.
It is appeared that his work is presented a perception of stillness
at the beginning and it is then become a perception of movement. It is
interesting in terms of a development of his approach. To create the abstract
form, he starts with presenting a resemblance of appearance details between
a form of nature and a form of material which is cut and reduced some
detials until in becomes a simple of abstract. Then, the relation between
a meaning of each forms of nature and a new form of abstract object is
interconnected. Moreover, a old pattern of work by aeoting artworks in
a Rome with a paralleling installation is changed. He is now presenting
his pictures in a round figure with an appropriate installation of artworks.
Notthowut values life, mind, thougt and feeling of human being. He uses
a picture of a piston Qs its function is as some as our heart which is
a blood pumper through the body to nourish our life. Also, there are some
abstract forms in some pictures which are a form of heart joint. It is
like a form of material.
From his exhibition, a movement of a black horse in the moonless night
will not stop on this stage. His never-ending journey still be continued.
For his bright destination and a success in the future, a vagueness and
unclearness are a drive for him to discover a new aeative approach. Notthowut
can develop himself until he find what he wants and satisfies the most.