An installation by Ataphol Sujirapinyokul
November 7 - December 29 2013
Curated by Brian Curtin
H Project Space is very pleased to announce an installation by Ataphol Sujirapinyokul, a young artist from Thailand who works across genres of craft, design and installation.
Knutig is a Swedish term for gnarled. Ataphol works with banana tree fibers and other natural products to create forms derived from elements of nature. Using methods of knitting and knotting, the artist plays with the nostalgic aura of traditional crafts while introducing a contemporary sensibility in terms of scale and space.
Understanding nostalgia as a recognition of loss, Ataphol’s woven structures are icons of time past, while also hinting at the artist’s interest in a Buddhist homage to time. Drawing on the materials and symbolism of nature with labor-intensive structures, KNUTIG is a meditation on life-processes from origin, growth and decline; and a revealing engagement with the practice of craft for the contemporary context.
Ataphol Sujirapinyokul is based in Bangkok. A graduate of the University of Boras, Sweden, and Thailand’s King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabaeng, he exhibits international and has won a number of awards. Exhibitions include J-D,
Lagöm (2013), RMA Institute, Bangkok, A White Kale Object (2010), Åhaga, Borås, and Centre of Urban Culture (2010), Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ataphol’s awards include 1st Prize (2010) for his TEXTILE BOOK at the University of Ljubljanaand 2nd Prize (2007) for Gift Design at Thailand’s Department of Export promotion. He was the recipient of a Thai Royal Government Scholarship (2008 -2010) and his works are regularly profiled in the media.