Artists : Jaitip Jaidee ,Tanatchai Bandasak,Thakol Khaosa-ad and Viriya Chotpanyavisut
15 June - 6 August, 2017
NOVA Contemporary, Bangkok, Thailand
Curated by Latthapon Korkiatarkul
The four artists participating in this exhibition were not chosen based on the content or subject of their works which certainly go in the same direction. All four artists, Viriya Chotpanyavisut, Tanatchai Bandasak, Thakol Kao sa-ad, and Jaitip Jaidee have interests in different subjects and each artist’s work is clearly influenced by their own unique character.
In this exhibition, Viriya selected photographs of objects that can be found in public areas, taken with a watchful eye and at the right moment, to reveal something that most people never notice, and to find a link to his notion of “looking outward through the inside”. The photos quickly taken of the object and its surrounding have a special meaning that is meant to open up new emotional space for the viewers.
Tanatchai is interested in the relationship between space-time and our perception. His works usually arise from a series of coincidences he finds in his everyday life. Some events arouse his curiosity, making him question his experience and leads to “breaking down the event” to discover the relationship among the things that lead up to that moment. Through his experience and contemplation, he transforms and passes on these things through a variety of media, such as moving image, photography, and three-dimensional objects, as tools for his narrative.
Thakol’s paintings come from his photos that have been modified in a systematic way in line with his thought process. His works are characteristically abstract as result of this creative process, and usually invite the viewers to interpret them in many ways.
From the constant and rhythmic stroke of her pen, meticulously filling up the space of the canvas to other works that have their special positions in the exhibition, many of Jaitip’s works require a lot of concentration and patience to create.
The exhibition highlights how the identity of the artists can also be clearly presented and revealed through their methods and thought process, rather than through the “style”, “form,” or the physical works themselves.
A Drawing Show is an attempt to provide a concise take on the medium in Southeast Asia today, a view of the realities and possibilities of drawing. From pencil-on-paper works, to structural interventions, to conceptual approaches to mark-making, we witness a progressive shift away from the object to the body, from an emphasis on the visual complex to the gestural force that animates it. The show, curated by Louis Ho, features the work of four artists: Singaporeans Ian Woo, Wong Lip Chin and Boedi Widjaja, and Bangkok-based Jaitip Jaidee. Woo, one of Singapore's leading abstractionists, extends his investigation of shape and form into the realm of the graphic, while Wong, whose aesthetic sensibilities are geared towards pop and otaku culture, will produce site-specific drawing installations in the space. The works of Widjaja and Jaidee are premised on an interest in the facts of materiality: Widjaja’s rubbings, produced while on residency in a medieval village in France, are explorations of texture and history, and Jaidee’s drawings on wood represent both a physical and conceptual engagement with the material of her choice.
BANGKOK UNIVERSITY GALLERY(BUG), BANGKOK, THAILAND
Curated by Ark Fongsmut
Now it has become clear for many people that what we call ‘reality’ is facing a problematic issue in itself. This is a consequence from the age of globalization, when we are overwhelmed with a flood of information that reaching conclusion by one’s own judgment requires tremendous effort. When the world of reality is distorted, it is unsurprising that the world of dream cannot remain unaffected.
Sometimes it is almost impossible to distinguish between the world of reality and the world of dream. Based on this premise, six artists, including Arin Rungjang, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, Dusadee Huntrakul, Santi Lawratchawee, Jaitip Jaidee and Thanarat Siripidej, were invited to share their personal stories. Collection of various stories being simultaneously presented leads to confrontation in terms of difference and indifference. However, each artist’s dream has its own unique qualities. Being embodied with rationality, cognition, or even pure superstition, all these dreams are compiled and arranged in the Sweet Nightmare exhibition, which reflects the state of paradox in people and society.
The six artists’ creative process in conceptual art stands on the line between reasoning and emotional expression to convey stories from various cognitions, experiences or assumptions through different art media.
Artists : Jaitip Jaidee and Rattawalee Chanchawvalit
7 November – 30 November 2013
338 OIDA GALLERY, BANGKOK, THAILAND
Curated by Wantanee Siripattananuntakul
338 OIDA Gallery announces its upcoming show, “Things”,featuring two young Thai artists, Jaitip Jaidee and Rattawalee Chanchawvalit, to be held at the Gallery’s Rama IV location 7 November through 30 November.
Everybody has “things” – although probably not everything. Their values vary in status and association levels, and may develop into monetary significance. Two emerging Thai artists, Jaitip Jaidee and Ratawalee Charnchavalit, are expressing the conceptual content of “things” in this joint exhibition that not only discusses their existence, but also the formation of their meanings. All of us are often confined to traditional definitions of “things”, seemingly unalterable and permanent. We have forgotten that there is no absolute truth in an object or a person of this world. This condition has prevented new “things” from occurring.
The important “thing” in this project is not the matter of the subject, but is the idea to be realized after having allowed the artworks to be a guiding path into contemplation. To detach oneself is not only to be released from constraints of the body, but is also to be liberated from existing thoughts that have blinded the eyes and bound the spirit.
The ‘Brand New’ Art Project was initiated and launched in 2004 in order to seek cooperation among art galleries in Bangkok. The project has been continuously and successfully carried out and is now entering its 8th year this year with the aims to encourage, support and provide opportunities to new artists to showcase their works which are selected by the selecting committee members or curators.
For this year, we invite Ringo Bunoan as our guest curator to work on collaborative research and select art works for this year’s project. Ringo was among the group of artists and curators who participated in the establishment of an alternative space for the Filipino contemporary art ‘Big Sky Mind’, which was very successful in the early years of 2000s. Currently, Ringo is also a researcher at the Asia Art Archive in the Philippines.
Artists : (Thailand) Jekky Suraporn Lertwongpaitoon, Tip Jaitip Jaidee, Top Prapat Jiwarangsan
(Taiwan) XU Jian Yu, CHEN Szu Han, LO Shih Tung
November 1st - December 2nd 2012
OCAC Bangkok, BANGKOK, THAILAND
Curated by Pornpilai Meemalai, Jiradej Meemalai
Stage Two: The Politics (Drama) of a Certain Site attempts to extend the process and possibility of art practice and dialogue with space, which means the theme of site specific production. The concept of site in which we contemplate is not merely focused on a single location or physical and architectural installation, but gazes on time and reflects on the debates of the extending the meaning of site in the context of geography: past/present, history/fiction and authority/authorizing.
On the theme of site specific, OCAC invites three Thai artists, Jaitip Jaidee, Suraporn Lertwongpaitoon (Jekky) and Prapat Jiwarangsan along with three Taiwanese artists, XU Chien Yu, CHEN Szu Han, LO Shih Tong. Each Thai artist is connected to OCAC Bangkok in different ways, such as its location, space and naming. Artist Tip, who assists the owner of the building of OCAC Bangkok with building management, plays the role of spokesman and has close relation to the building. Artist Jekky, nick-named by himself for the reason of his origin of his Chinese mother’s side. In Thailand, Jek is also a discriminating term of
Chinese. The naming somehow associates with the current circumstance that Chinese in Thailand not only lives in China Town but everywhere. It is almost impossible to completely distinguish Thai and Chinese nowadays due to the intermingling between ethnic groups and cultural assimilation process. Artist Prapat is interested in the naming of OCAC. OCAC in Thailand is not known as an independent art space but an abbreviations for Office of Contemporary Art & Culture in Thailand, which is in charge of culture management and politics.
Apart from Thai artists, three Taiwanese OCAC artists, coming to Bangkok in different time, will bring together happenings, performances, events in the context of politics of the site, and construct a micro-political scene in the space.