a solo exhibition by
SURACHAI (NIAM) MAWORNKANONG
at Art Centre Bldg. – 2nd floor
Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok
14 March – 10 May 2020
Opening Reception: 14 March 2020, 6:00 PM
A seventh solo exhibition of a Thai artist Niam Mawornkanong, who uses his art to captivate audiences’ attention then set them free to explore their own subconsciousness. This time around, Niam imparts the thoughtful story of human livelihood by using a vast sea as a narrator.
“Why we love starring at the sea? They said that it can replenish our weary souls whenever we feel exhausted or lost, just look to the vast sky and deep sea that split between the horizon into two and we might start to feel relieved, and all the knots to be unravelled for a moment.
I don’t feel anything special about the sea that much. I haven’t been to the sea for quite some time. There’s that one time I have been to a beach nearby but it didn’t live up to my expectations as I wanted it to be. Despite all of that, many of my previous works have imagery of the sea as a background. Often time I see its picture out of the blue, sometimes it projected on a wall or even on a space between floor tiles in my bathroom. By just opening up a folded paper, the straight crease line in the middle reminisces me of the horizon where the lower part is composed of weaving shape of countless waves, touches from the wildly wind before everything about to show its appearance above the ocean’s surface.