Check out the latest art openings this week!
This emotionally driven gallery show features the drawings and paintings of Pataraporn Sansing, as she delves into the realms of confusion, grief, and fear. Patarporn, a teaching assistant at Chulalongkorn University, says of her exhibit: “Often times, the lesson of losing someone you love teaches you to value your lover. But many times, we tend to forget that. And yes, we all know that everything in this world is always uncertain. But the human-ness in us will still have to face such uncertainty, and our emotions will always be conquered. We never know what will happen tomorrow. I still paint because I feel, I live, and I … love.”
June 17-July 6
Chamchuree Gallery (Chulalongkorn University)
Jamjuree Bldg 8, Chulalongkorn University, Phaya Thai Rd
02 218 3709
Mon-Fri 10am- 7pm Sat, Sun & Holiday noon-6pm
A collaborative exhibit featuring Teerayut Thun Puchpen (TRK), an artist who specializes in illustration, paint, and identity design, and Sadam Yoshizawa, who up until now has focused on creating artworks mainly for skateboard companies, clothing brands and shops. TRK creates art for clients with maximum visual appeal in mind, often and adding unique creative flourishes. Sadam, who lives in the city of Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, produces countless illustrations utilizing crosshatching and pointillism, and regularly exhibits in both solo and group shows.
May 27 – June 26
Goja Gallery Café
5/2 Pridi Banomyong Soi 3, Soi 71 Sukhumvit Rd
Viewing hours: Wed-Mon, 12pm-12am
Tel: 085 848 7576
This exhibition showcases the latest abstract artworks of Thai artist Manoon Khunlor. The classic story of a young man who leaves his hometown and travels to the big city in hopes of finding something more, serves as the inspiration for these works. The artist paints the essence of his personal journey from Isaan to Bangkok, showing the serenity of rural landscapes and the contrasting chaotic and addictive life of the city—seeking to showcase how people react in these two spaces. With skilled brushstrokes, Manoon captures the wandering soul’s hesitancy, desires, and experiences.
Until June 30
Koi Art Gallery
245, Sukhumvit Soi 31 (BTS Asok Station)
Viewing hours: Tues-Sun, 11am-7pm
Tel: 02 662 3218
In the words of the artist: “Screenwriters and directors are thieves. We secretly steal the truth seen and encountered, and we reconstruct it as our own. We write stories that may not happen in real life but we make them real in our scripts. We tell our crew to build scenes to resemble something from our memories (or oftentimes we simply copy real locations). If some truths don’t appeal to us, we fix or twist them, and retell them as realities.” With these ideas in mind CityCity presents a unique pairing of photography and screenplay in this, the first solo exhibition by filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit.
June 18-August 7
Bangkok CityCity Gallery
13/3 Sathorn Soi 1
083 087 2725