This has been a good year for Vipoo Srivilasa. The ceramicist has had four major showcases in four different venues in two countries: the Nellie Caston Gallery in Melbourne and 4A Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney; he also exhibited at Bangkok's La Lanta Art Gallery and his "Thai Na Town _ Little Oz" exhibition is currently on show at Chulalongkorn University's Art Center. Vipoo's art is internationally recognised _ he has built his groundwork since he did his post-grad diploma in ceramics at Monash University, Melbourne, and a master's in Fine Art & Design (Ceramics) at the University of Tasmania. His work can be defined both as fine art as well as craftsmanship, depending on how you choose to appreciate it.
Thai Na Town—Little Oz runs until Jan 16 at The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thai Na Town _ Little Oz _ a pun on Chinatown _ is grouped into nine series with headlines such as Memoir of Coral, The Country I Missed (Spoon Project), Textile Project, Luang Phor and Luang Pi, Seux-Phen Teapot and Yellow and Red. The exhibition clearly draws on the artist's Thai-Australian experience and is based on the idea of culture, nostalgia, sexuality and social circumstances that he absorbed from the two societies. Vipoo's aesthetic is fused with the Thai tradition of ornamentation; for instance, he festoons some of his works with Thai garlands.
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