Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew, has won many art awards in Thailand and internationally, such as Golden Medal of National Exhibition of Art in Thailand and the winner of the Sovereign Asia Art Prize in 2006. After all those years having shown works overseas including Europe, Canada, USA, and Singapore; now he comes back to show his distinctive works in Thailand again with his solo exhibition titles ตาฝาด: Reality as it isn’t. This new series of works has taken him 2 years to complete with a crystallized idea as well as new visual forms and techniques, which can respond profoundly to the intense content from his maturity and experience.
Nimmalaikaew’s recent creative practices explore the nature of vulnerability with the disconnection of desire and draw connections to this behaviour which results in a confusing presence that emanates distress and detachment. The artworks are expressed with a hallucinating collection of various layers of fine, interwoven fabric that sit suspended in an exceptional 3-dimensional configuration. Each piece is painted, printed, shaped and layered to emanate an illusion of our mental chaos.
As the teachings of Buddhism are very meaningful and important to the life of Nimmalaikaew, he has developed the representation through installation art in order to respond better to the content and to have more interaction with the audience. The works’ airy nature also leaves some space and gaps for contemplation on finding common senses between the audience and the artist. These realizations disseminated through the work are connected to the teachings of the Lord Buddha: should the various changes of society today be consciously understood, they could create a balance in the future minds.
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The exhibition is on display from 20 July 2019 – 15 September 2019 at Art Centre Bldg., 1st floor, Subhashok the Arts Center, Bangkok.
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(born 1980) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology and Master of Fine Arts from Silpakorn University. He is one of Thailand’s most exciting and widely admired new-generation artists; winner of the Sovereign Asia Art Prize in 2006, with many solo exhibitions in Thailand, Canada, USA, and Singapore. His artwork had been collected by the Yuhsiu Museum of Art’s collection in Taiwan and the Musée du quai Branly invited his artwork in this exhibition to be shown in Paris for 5 months. He currently lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand.