La Lanta Fine Art
Jul 18 - Aug 31, 2021
Sanctuary inside the soul No.1, 2021, 115 x 135 cm
All images courtesy of La Lanta Fine Art
La Lanta Fine Art is pleased to announce a dual exhibition by two upcoming Thai artists; Thanistha Nunthapojn and Praween Piangchoompu in the exhibition titled “Healing”.
The Fragile Objects White Vase Darning on ceramic and kintsugi, 22 x 18 x 38 cm
Sanctuary inside the soul No.2, 2021, 60 x 80cm
The exhibition “Healing” examines the artistic approaches by the two artists on the idea of preservation. Presented by objects of a fragile nature, Thanistha and Praween display different approaches to the idea of extending the lives of these objects. Working in two completely different media; one in needlework while the other in printmaking, the exhibition “Healing” presents an unconventional placement of two unconnected art genres.
The Fragile Objects Porcelain Vase No.21(Lotus Pattern), Darning on Ceramic and Kintsugi, 22 x 27 x 35.5 cm
The Fragile Objects Two Vases (Gourd From), Darning on ceramic and kintsugi, 22 x 19 x 36.5 cm
Middle of Nowhere No.2, 2020, 84 x 60 cm
Middle of Nowhere No.3, 2020, 84 x 60 cm
To Thanistha Nunthapojn, preservation means upholding the existence of the objects. With interest in the idea of mending and preserving intrinsic beauty, Thanistha deliberately works with broken ceramic objects such as ornate sculptures, vases, and plates. She delicately puts the broken pieces back together by sewing them up with thread. The intertwined metallic strands weave through the fractured surface while bonding the breakages to recreate a complete form. Her work draws a parallel of hard and inflexible versus soft and delicate qualities in the same object.
Needlework on ceramic vase by Thanistha Nunthapojn
As for Praween Piangchoompu, to preserve the beauty of the object is a sentiment rather than a material existence. In his intricate woodcut printing, Praween intends to keep the memory of the object alive with its contextual surrounding. Known for his subtle and soft colored woodcut technique, Praween orchestrates the setting of his chosen objects with atmospheric light. His artwork captures the image of the object at its best. Even though the actual object is long gone, the pleasant memory is lasting.
A woodcut print by Praween Piangchoompu
Thanistha Nunthapojn (b.1986)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts), Silpakorn University, Thailand
- Master of Fine Art (Graphic Arts), Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
- Bachelor of Fine Art (Graphic Arts) (2nd Class Honor), SilpakornUniversity, Bangkok, Thailand
- Grand Prize, Two Dimensional, YOUNG Thai Artist Award
- The Second Honorable Prize, Silver Medal, 58th National Art Exhibition, Bangkok
- Grand Prize, Thai Farmer Bank Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bangkok
- The Second Honorable Prize, Silver Medal, the 28th Exhibition of Contemporary Art by young Artists
- Award Winner, 23rd Toshiba “Brings Good Things to Life” Art Competition, Bangkok
- Award Winner, “The 10th of Art Artists Silpakorn” at Art Gallery of Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom Province
- "Attachment” Art Exhibition, Chaing Mai University Art Center
- "Heal" ArtExhibition, ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art.
Praween Piangchoompu (Born in 1989 in Lampang, Thailand)
- M.F.A. Faculty of Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
- B.F.A Faculty of Fine Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Chiangmai, Thailand
Awards and Honors:
- “Special Juri Prize” The 6th Indonesia International Print Triennial Competition
- “Intertwined” at JOJOKOBE, Chiang Mai, Thailand
- “Resilience,” Affinity Art, Hong Kong
- “Inside the soul,” La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand