Echoes of inspiration

Sujin Wattanawongchai has transformed an echo inside his mind into abstract paintings that he believes reflect the world around him.

Echo will be on display at Chulalongkorn University’s Art Centre from Feb 1 to March 16. The opening reception is on Feb 1 at 6pm. There is also a talk by the artist on Feb 7 at 1.30pm. The art centre is located on the 7th floor of the Centre of Academic Resources and is open from9amto7pmon weekdays and9amto4pmon Saturdays. Call 02-218-2965.

The result is "Echo", an exhibition at Chulalongkorn University's Art Centre. The exhibition explores the relationships between place, time and perception. More than 20 artworks on display are by-products of the artist's observation of his surroundings, through growing, living and working in both urban and rural spaces, as well as through travelling and exhibiting overseas.

Whether they are harmonious, conflicting or obscure, these phenomena became his inspirations, which are then portrayed with colour and text, inviting the viewers to find meanings for themselves.

"My works represent drawing as painting, text as art, and visual language as abstract," said Sujin. "How the paintings were created resulted in a sense of simplicity, energy, sound and vivid life."