A respected and well-loved person in Thailand’s creative circles, architect and keen amateur photographer Wit Ariyasriwatana sadly passed away this June in a cycling tour accident in Nakorn Ratchasima. To celebrate his life, Wit’s friends have come together and selected some of their favourite photographs by the keen lensman for a presentation of intimate posthumous images titled The Journey Continues…. at WTF Gallery.
Born in New York in 1972 to parents working as doctors in America, Wit came to Thailand when he was three-years-old. Having studied architecture, in 2000 he set up his own architectural and design studio, Studio Qube, working on prestigious residential and hotel projects across Thailand and SE Asia. He went on to receive several honours and awards for his contributions to conceptual and architectural design criteria.
The exhibition at WTF is a diaristic snapshot of Wit’s global journeys and passions captured over a 14-year period up to his untimely passing. Reflecting his love of travel and architecture, the photographs include stills of broad landscapes, local inhabitants, and flora and fauna, as well as curious and seemingly incongruous details that tweaked Wit’s imagination. Some of the images are more abstract, focusing on incidental shadows, rhythmic repetitions, and mesmerising patterns.
There is also an interest in the local music scene, hence selections by well-known local crooners and personal friends, Tul Waitoonkiat of Apartment Khunpa, and Thanachai ‘Pod’
Ujjin of Modern Dog. A testament to the affection in which Wit was held, the exhibition includes photographs chosen by artist and social activist Vasan Sitthiket, fellow architect and photographer Praditchya Singharaj, fashion photographer Punsiri Siriwetchapun, and former editor of ELLE DECOR Thailand, Rungsima Kasikranund.
December 8 – January 9
Opening reception: December 8, 6pm.
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51 | 0 2662 6246 | wtfbangkok.com