Jam is proud to present our newest solo exhibition from Thai artist Cheerawit Jansomkhoy, better know by his online moniker, fucx.bearx. Cheerawit's painting and illustrations are a celebration of the human body in expressionistic forms, taking various cues from the early-20th-century art movement and incorporating them to portray body-positivity and sex-positivity. Much of his work depicts his subject’s bodies in large shapes and sizes, excesses of fat and in a multitude of skin tones, a stark contrast to the standards of beauty in full display in the large-scale advertisements around the city. The people in his drawings are also in full embrace of their sexuality, posing evocatively with exposed genitalia while Cherawit maintains a playful sense of humor with a muted color palette and a sketch-drawing aesthetic.
EXHIBITION DATES: 7 - 29 December 2019 at Jam Cafe Bangkok
OPENING PARTY DETAILS
7pm - Midnight, Saturday 7 December 2019
ARTIST STATEMENT - FUCX BEARX
A nude body is calling for something, asking me.
Being nude is not the same as being undressed, they are 2 different things.
To undress is too easy.
My work is about stories that happened in my life. Nude is a tool for making art. Art is wonderful; it makes me think, sometimes not think; it has value, sometimes no value; magical ambiguity.
Cheerawit Jansomkhoy, works and lives in Bangkok, as a freelance artist and messenger for a private company, having previously studied Art at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. Jansomkhoy's work is influenced heavily by Gustave Courbet's, L'Origine du Monde (The Origin of the World), as well as classic sculpture, art and popular culture.
2019 - Christmas Project at River City, Bangkok, Thailand
2019 - NOMA RCA, Bangkok, Thailand
2018 - Bangkok Art Fair Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
2018 - Kal with Allery, Bangkok, Thailand