This exhibition of pen and ink drawings is by French artist Sophie de Kinkelin, who comes from a great musician family—she had a pianist mother and a cellist father. Sophie traveled widely since she was a child, having known many of the great artists of the 20th century. Her works are delicate pen and ink drawings on paper, reflecting hours of concentration, tranquility, and sophisticated techniques and colours. The discipline in her works resolves into the images of meditative quality—not only resonating her past, but also casting new light onto her contemporary abstract images.
Serindia Gallery OP Garden
Unit 3101-3201, 4-6, Soi 36 Charoen Krung Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sun, 11am-8pm
Tel: 02 238 6410 | www.serindiagallery.com
The word “mitr” means companion, or comrade, in Thai, and companionship is the concept of this show. It brings together diverse friends—graffiti, street and mixed media artists—from around Asia. The aim of organizing is to present contemporary art in its myriad forms, with all its uniqueness, innovation, individuality and technique; acting as an exchange of ideas, creativity and culture. Artists who have made names for themselves, both domestically and internationally, include Lolay, Chip7, Rukkit, and Beerpitch from Thailand, as well as two Japanese artists, a pair of Taiwanese artists, and three Korean artists.
Bridge Art Space
Charoen Krung Soi 51
Viewing hours: Wed-Mon, 10am-10pm
Tel: 089 666 2051 | www.facebook.com/bridgeartspace
“Journey of Lines and Colors” is a collection of works done during a trips between many countries, such as, Italy, France,and Holland, where nobody can deny the beauty of its landscape and architectures. However, the artist, Siriput Pullarb, chose to record these impression with firm strokes of charcoal and gentleness of watercolors. Therefore, these works are not just any regular landscape that can be seen anywhere, but they are journals through the eyes of an artist who is fascinated by the harmony of light and forms, creations created by human and nature.The artist chose to use charcoal and watercolors because they are the techniques that require high precision and promptitude which be stretaliate with the impact and the impression of what lies ahead. These works over 200 pieces are works that express the emotions of the places and are not just pictures of buildings, roads and trees.
Hof Art Space
1588/288-290, W District, Sukhumvit Rd
02 711 1251 | Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm
This art exhibition, by Pichit Tangcharoen, is entitled ‘Story from Thai Records’ and presents a series of beautifully created and colourful paintings that attempt to tell the profound stories behind old Thai songs—whether in the traditional, modern, urban, or folk genre. In the past, these melodies were recorded and presented in the form of gramophone records. The artworks represent the unique charm and original value of these records, as well as the phonograph itself, and the social context within Thai culture that relates to the unique Thai lifestyle. It’s a show for art lovers and music fans alike.
Ardel Gallery of Modern Art
99/45, Belle Ville, Borromratchachonnanee Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 10:30am-7pm, Sun, 10:30am-5:30pm
Tel: 02 422 2092 | www.ardelgallery.com
February 8 – March 8 : Sebastiao Salgado: The World Through His Eyes
The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand, in collaboration with the BACC and Sundaram Tagore Gallery, brings one of the world’s best attended photo shows to Thailand. The exhibition—on display at the BACC until March 8th—showcases more than 120 iconic black-and-white images, taken since 1986 up until the present time, by famed Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. Having travelled to more than 100 countries throughout the past 30 years, even living with his subjects for weeks in order to break down barriers and immerse himself in their environment, he has been an inspiration to many in his profession. The images on show are selected from his most influential photo series, and each of his images is infused with empathy and respect for his subjects. In addition to the show, there will also be screenings of the Oscar-nominated documentary Salt of the Earth, about Salgado’s work.
On February 8th at 4pm, Salgado himself will give a talk and share his experiences, and there will be a book signing session on February 9th, from 3pm to 4pm. The exhibition is free, but tickets to attend Salgado’s talk are B500 for association’s member or students, and B1,000 for the general public. Tickets can be reserved only at The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand (2F, BACC), or by calling 091 115 7575.
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)
939 Rama I Rd | 02 214 6630-8
Tue-Sun, 10am-9pm | bacc.or.th
In this exhibition, Thai and Italian artists express their interpretation of their love for the King. The exhibition is based on the artist interpretation of their love for King Rama 9 and we let the artist express this emotion in their work of art. Some will paint a portrait and some will paint others feeling or ideas of what love for my King is. One artist who loves cat very much will paint the King’s cat (Tito). So this exhibition will have over 20 artist expressing their ideas and love about the King or his subject or just anything that is related to love and Rama 9.
List of artists: Dinhin Rakpongasoke, Suvit Jaipom, Jessada Kongsommart , Chatchawan Rodklongton , Tik Shiro , Amarin Bupasiri , Puttalak Dadsada, Franco Aguggiaro, Juffy Joob, Suwatchai Tubtim, Sagon Luerit, Manasawee Rojanaphan, Wittaya Tanakong, Jirawan Rewatto, Sarawut thaichuai, JP Pemapsorn, Resident Artist Chonkhet Phanwichien, Tinna Hongngam , Prapote Kamjinda, Preecha Raksorn, Pisanu Prasoetphol, Somchoke Mahachanon, Prapakorn Sawasdee, Kannapak Chamboontha (Santos)
Sathorn 11 Art Space
404 Soi 11 Sathorn Rd | 02 004 1199
Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm | sathorn11.com
This exhibition expresses the power of love—both for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and country of Thailand. In the words of artist Nino Sarabutra: “As a child of the country’s leader, I joined a mournful nation deep in sorrow over his death. I found myself among the four lines queuing to pay homage to his mortal remains. It was a beautiful and intensely moving procession. I believe this man has done so much for our country. I also feel most people in Thailand love him no less now that he’s gone. Their affection only grows stronger. That love manifests itself in everything they do, from grand gestures to simple tasks.”
Ardel’s Third Place Gallery
Thonglor Soi 10, Sukhumvit Soi 55
Viewing hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm
Tel: 02 714 7929 | www.thirdplacebangkok.com/gallery
The farewell exhibition marking the gallery’s closure in early 2017 is the gallery’s largest show yet, featuring 50 artists who have previously exhibited here. This exhibition is a farewell to the Bangkok art community, but it also expresses appreciation to all the artists who have worked with The Art Center. The exhibition will be presented in a salon style, with the aim of giving equal recognition to all the artists. Artworks to be on display will reflect the various meanings of the word “acknowledge”, as defined by the Oxford dictionary.
The Art Center
7F, Office of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Rd.
Viewing hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm, Sat, 9am-4pm | Tel: 02 218 2965
A continuation of a year long project which the artist, Yuree Kensaku, transformed the gallery space into her own alternate Atmosfear universe . Following the success of the painting installation, “New Paintings” echoing the focal themes relating to fear, tragic stories from world’s media and environmental crisis.
Yuree has brought up the tragic news from these recent years. The death of Cecil the lion which was hunted in the national park and the fate of ‘Pizza’, the world’s saddest polar bear, who was kept in a shopping mall in China as tourist attraction and the subject of endless selfies.
Within this Anthropocene era, Yuree raises the undeniable awareness of our relationship between other species and how human’s cruelties have impacted the entire geospheres through the atmosphere of the Earth. With the exhibition acted as a sequel to Atmosfear, the viewer can clearly see the development of the artist’s process during the short period of time and how she has perfected some of materials and technique first initiated in her first exhibition as well as how the work change distinctly when working in the studio.
100 Tonson Gallery
100 Soi Tonson, Phloenchit Rd | 02 684 1527
Thu-Sun, 11am-7pm | 100tonsongallery.com
In order to understand “what the state of before birth and after death is like?” or “what is past and future?”, Kamin Lertchaiprasert has considered “present moment” which is the truth connecting state of before and after together.
The goal of his creation of art is finding the meaning and value of living through artworks and culture, including drawing, sculpting, meditating, reading, considering, recording, molding tea cup, riding bicycle, interacting with others, and observing own mind and thought until he found that everything happens in “present moment” since present is the future for the past and is the past for future. Present exists, prevails and perishes so fast that we could feel the existence and cessation at the same time as the state of “timeless”.
This set of artwork makes Kamin understands the value and purpose of life and Buddhism, which is to stay in the present moment and to conduct every action with a mind full of compassion. It is a goal without a goal, timeless, without border lines between the giver (Subjective) and the receiver (Objective). Whether we are helping others on land or in the water, which might look different physically, there is no difference at all spiritually. Because compassion is both the cause and the effect, the goal and the method in itself. And it is compassion that is the timeless present moment.
“The Timeless Present Moment”, the backward exhibition by Kamin Lertprasertchai was held firstly at Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai and will be held on 24th Feb – 5th May 2017 at Numthong Gallery, Bangkok. Kamin has presented the paintings, that have never been exhibited before, and has selected the realistic sculptures (No Past, No Present, No Future), the wax sculpture of Ting Chu (Metta, or living kindness), which consists the sensitive story of life just like it can breathe, with the name “The Timeless Present Moment (Selected works)”.
NUMTHONG GALLERY AT AREE
72/3 Aree Soi 5, Soi 7 Phahonyothin Rd | 02 617 2794
Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm | gallerynumthong.com
3rd Rock Gallery proudly presents the first exhibition of 2017, “Rên: Retreat to Nostalgic Dreamland” by Pong Thangthong. He is an art director and advertising producer for Thai TV and commercial industry for more than a decade. Currently, he is a guest lecturer at Silpakorn University. He dedicates himself to produce movie by using “Stop Motion”, an animation technique that physically manipulates an object to appears to move on its own and dreams to produce the first movie in Thailand by using this technique. Today, Pong Thangthong will share his experiences in this new exhibition.
He produced his first work from his unsolved feeling, which he had from funeral at a nursing house. He questioned himself about human past, life, and death. “Dreamland” is a medical term for a patient who creates safe zone/comfort zone in his/her mind to relax, relieve loneliness, and to be able to live. From this one word, Pong Thangthong creates his masterpiece in the concept of Rên : Retreat to Nostalagic Dreamland. The work will emphasize his feeling, mysterious, and loneliness in form of sculptures, paintings, drawings, woodcuts, and mix-medias. You can download application: “Pong Thangthong Art” in both Android and IOS to preview Pong Thanthong’s art. You can also use this phone application to scan exhibition’s poster to get more information at anywhere you found it! ( This application will be available on February 1, 2017)
3rd Rock Gallery
11 Rama 9 Soi 41 (Seree 2 Soi 18) | 087 450 6116
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm | http://www.3rdrockgallery.com/
Artist Prae Pupityastaporn, who recently graduated from the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Germany, is inspired by the narrative in literature. The atmosphere in her acrylic on canvas works is peaceful, but it always seems like something will happen and/or something will disappear. Similarly, the landscape is unidentified in its time and place. The abandoned modern architectural structures are surrounded by strange environment. The composition in the painting not only leads us to fantasize, but also stops us—while we are in a subconscious state—from straightforwardly pondering the truth in front of us.
Bangkok University Gallery (BUG)
119, Rama 4 Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 10am-7pm
Tel: 02 350 3626 | www.facebook.com/bangkokuniversitygallery
Name of artist(s): Kanich Khajohnsri, Jittapoom Aryapitak, Nirintana Koomanee, Micaela Marini Higgs, Zhang Jiechen
The history of photography is inherently linked with scientific experimentation and technological advancement. Likewise, artists who work with photography are constantly experimenting with the medium as a mean of artistic expression, creating new possibilities of what photography could be. Using this narrative of experimentation, this exhibition brings together a group of young artists, who in different ways use ‘photography’ as part of their practices, from photographic collage, montage and sculpture, to using photography as a medium of expressing the inner self and exploring the ambiguity between public and private spaces. Coming together, to engage with one another as well as the public, to exchange ideas and working processes, as a kind of “open laboratory” in “synthesizing” and exploring the different possibilities of contemporary photographic practices.
2198/10-11 Soi Narathiwas 22
089 117 3434 | Tue-Sun, 11am-9pm
Artist Brendan Lynch—born in 1985 in Los Angeles, and currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York—titles his current exhibition Leaf Walk, which is a reference to the 1988 animated film Land Before Time. During a time of drought, the cartoon dinosaurs of the story undertake an epic journey to an oasis known as the ‘Great Valley’. Along the way, Little Foot, the young Apatosaurus and protagonist of the story, is given a star-shaped leaf by his mother. A symbol of mother nature’s nurturing energy, the leaf is a reminder of what has given their tribe sustenance, and what awaits them in the bountiful valley. He holds onto this gift for the rest of his journey, and it becomes a source of power and energy that allows him to continue through the landscape and reach his goal.
The works in this show connect to this idea of landscape as expedition, encouraging movement within and throughout it—both literally and creatively. The artist seeks to present discrete landscape works in a number of different contexts, while unifying them with a single overarching concept, exploring the diversity of the subject matter and the myriad ways in which landscape painting can function. In accomplishing his goal, Lynch pulls inspiration and material from a variety of diverse sources, including fantasy illustration, places seen and unseen, animation, and tourist shop tchotchke.
Baan Somthavil, Soi Mahadlek-Luang 3, Rajdamri Rd
Viewing hours are Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 8pm.
For more info, call 090 910 6863. | www.novacontemporary.com
Sombatpermpoon Gallery is delighted to present the mixed media art exhibition “Colour Identities” by esteemed artist, professor, and director, Kittikong Tilokwattanothai. In this exhibition, Kittikong reflects on the many hats he wears in his life, some of which he has chosen for himself, others of which have been bestowed upon him. Like all of us, the artist has many responsibilities he has to undertake, and many roles he has to play. These many roles are the inspiration for ‘Colour Identities’.
In ‘Colour Identities’, the artist has chosen the mediums of colour and shapes to express his experiences in playing the varied roles and responsibilities that constitute his life. The emotions that have resulted from these experiences are the inspiration behind his latest works, articulated in the fluidity of the narratives he has chosen to express his word with. In this exhibition, the artist worked feverishly and freely when struck with the inspiration over the course of year, only reflecting on his work and contemplating the reasons behind these instinctual expressions, then using these works as a means of searching and himself.
Sombat Permpoon Gallery
12, Sukhumvit Soi 1 | 02 254 6040
Daily, 9am-8pm | sombatpermpoongallery.com