6 Art exhibitions in Bangkok not to miss this month
Until July 22
Arden Rama 3, 33/58 Yannawa Rd, Chong
Nonsi | 086 371 6009 | Wed-Sun 11am-7pm
Australian artist Ben Frost is known for his kaleidoscopic Pop Art, mash-up paintings that take inspiration from areas as diverse as graffiti, collage, photo-realism and sign-writing. By subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment and politics, he creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial. He has been exhibiting throughout Australia and internationally over the last 15 years, including solo shows in London, New York, Sydney, Toronto, Singapore, Miami, Torino and San Francisco, as well as group shows in Beijing, Mongolia, Amsterdam, Berlin and throughout the USA. His work has been featured on the BBC, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and countless newspaper and magazine articles. His first solo exhibition in Bangkok is entitled PACKAGE DEAL and it explores the relation packaging plays in our daily lives—which are so filled with modern day addictions. Taking inspiration from the packages he sees and collects on his travels, Frost juxtaposes them with bold, colourful and romanticized imagery such as corporate mascots, cartoon characters and emotionally charged ladies. These creative combinations create a dialogue about our obsessive relationship with the things that keep us happy in our life, whether anti-depressants, high-end fashion, or endless entertainment on our big-screen TVs. The artist sees his work as a form of visual and physical recycling, not only does he work on canvas, but he also finds discarded boxes and packages that he paints directly onto.
Founded in 2017, CHIN’S GALLERY focuses on urban contemporary art pieces from both local and overseas artists. The two individuals behind the gallery are passionate about art, fashion, design, and contemporary lifestyle—with one heavily involved in the urban contemporary art movement, while the other is more of an appreciator and collector. Both are inspired to bring forward visions of cutting edge art by world renowned and emerging national and international talent.
7 July-28 July
Life Along the River
19 Silom Rd, Soi 21 | 02 630 2523 | Mon-Sat,
11am-7pm | number1gallery.com
“Life Along the River” is the first exhibition of Vorasan Supap with Number 1 Gallery. The picture of the Eiam Jun boat that floats on top of the Chao Phraya River show stories of the past in which Thai people had a deep and meaningful relationship with the river. This particular image is reflective of Supap’s work and demonstrates the close bond Thai people had, and in many ways, continue to have, with rivers. Many of the things people and families who live on the river do, can be seen through this picture, from fishing to dining, showering and relaxing; all on the water. These are the inspirations of the artist, who began his career over 30 years ago.
Until 7 July 2018
Coal: The Dirty Business
WTF Cafe & Gallery
7, Sukhumvit Soi 51 I 02 662 6246 | Tue-Sun,
3pm-8pm | wtfbangkok.com
“Coal: The Dirty Business” is an exhibition co-ordinated by the Community Art Project after a group of seven artists and photographers came together last year, researching materials and information in Krabi from locals and activists who oppose the construction of the coal-fired power plant by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. Research shows the areas where EGAT intends to build the plant and the route of coal transport from Indonesia lie at the heart of the southern Andaman sea’s marine ecosystem. Artists involved in the exhibition believe it vital to continue raising awareness and keep the debate alive. Artworks include video, painting, photography and live performance.
July 12-August 18
ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery (Thonglor Soi 10)
The Third Place, Thonglor Soi 10, Soi 55
Sukhumvit Rd | 02 714 7929 | Mon-Sat, 10am-
6pm | thirdplacebangkok.com/gallery
The exhibition PLACE.LOVE presents a photography collaboration between Nitikorn Kraivixien, a professional photographer (the father), and Nitipen Kraivixien (the daughter). With the exhibition’s concept focusing on love and the impressions of places the father-daughter pairing have visited, as well as the people they have travelled with and encountered on their jounreys, the exhibition reveals a beautiful relationship of family through the exquisite views of other countries, including England, Norway, Italy, Iceland, and many other breathtaking locations.
June 23-August 10
Brushwork and True Feeling
Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok
3F, Golden Place Plaza, 153 Rajdamri Rd
02 652 2732 | Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm (Closed on Public Holidays) | tangcontemporary.com
“Brushwork and True Feeling” is curated by mainland Chinese curator Dai Zhuoqun. The exhibition features works by eight Chinese contemporary painters: Chen Yujun, Tang Yongxiang, Ma Ke, Qin Qi, Xu Xiaoguo, Xue Feng, Yin Chaoyu, and Zhang Yexing and presents recent Chinese contemporary painting to Southeast Asia. The distinctive quality of every painting is the immediate reflection of the painter’s understanding of art and their physical and mental state in a specific time and place. The exhibition paintings are delivered to the viewer so the viewer is able to enter the painter’s creation, glimpsing the artist’s vision.
June 30-July 31
La Lanta Fine Art
2198/10-11 Narathiwas Rajanakarin Road Soi
22 | 02 260 5381 | Tue-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun by appointment | lalanta.com
In conjunction with the gallery’s move to a new space at N22 Art Warehouse, La Lanta Fine Art is pleased to announce a group exhibition by three talented Thai artists: Pairoj Pichetmetakul, Wattanapon Kitburin, and Natthiwut Phuangphi in the exhibition titled “Life’s Stories”. The exhibition presents a collective depiction of genuine people from all walks of life, from a fisherman to a Nepali Sherpa to portraits of New York’s subway commuters. The exhibition examines peoples from across the globe from various walks of life, capturing their expressions and different backgrounds.