Artist: Panya Vijinthanasarn and Andrew Stahl
Dates: 19 July – 31 August, 2014
Venue: Thavibu Gallery
Vernissage: Saturday 19 July 2014 at 5 pm
Open: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 19:00
Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Conversations: The Vivid Real — showcasing recent
paintings by Panya Vijinthanasarn and Andrew Stahl.
Conversations: The Vivid Real
This is the 3rd joint 2-person exhibition of Panya Vijinthanasarn & Andrew Stahl, but their first at Thavibu Gallery.
Both artists are committed to painting as a viable and magic contemporary medium. They focus on the
discussion of the poetic, imaginative and symbolic and share their belief in the ability of painting to present a
multi-layered and complex poetic view of the world around them.
Andrew and Panya often use their paintings to present contradictory arguments or unexpected juxtapositions
of both scale and subject matter. Panya‘s paintings revisit and reinvigorate traditional Thai and often Buddhist
iconography with a continual reference to today’s world and life force. Andrew’s paintings approach the vivid with
reference to the surrealist ideas of the marvellous. His paintings are often collections of thoughts and different
layers and juxtapositions. His interest in Asian culture stems from artists’ residencies in Thailand and other
parts of Asia. Both artists value the contemporary possibilities presented by intercultural interaction and the
electric potential that transcultural interaction can provide. Andrew lives in London and Panya in Bangkok. For
Panya the experience of studying in England (both artists are former graduates of the UCL Slade School of Fine
Art) and afterwards of painting the Buddha Padipa Temple in Wimbledon, London, provided him with a broad
international understanding of contemporary art and a sense of the importance of the transcultural.