Life's philosophy explained through wood

(Photo courtesy of Central)

Two contemporary art masters from Thailand and Japan have joined hands to present their interpretations of philosophy and life experiences in "Woods Of Masterpiece", which is running on the 4th floor of Central: The Original Store, Charoen Krung Road, until Oct 31.

This is the first duo exhibition by Thai ceramic artist Bathma Kaew-ngok and his life partner, Japanese flower artist Naomi Daimaru, both of whom have embraced valuable techniques and rituals and have been fascinated with the uniqueness of Japanese-style art.

On display are 130 artworks comprising different Japanese teacups including a chawan, which is larger than a regular teacup, and a raku, which is created entirely by hand giving it a unique asymmetrical appearance with a focus on the beauty of imperfection and simplicity.

Other sculptural works include beautiful ceramic bowls that perfectly reflect the roots of the land of Sakura and bring a blend of tradition and contemporary self-identity to create an imperfect and distorted naturalness -- perfection in the eyes of nature.

His masterpieces are exhibited alongside prints, woodcuts and monoprints -- all high-class works of art that require expertise and imagination -- by Naomi.

Bathma will conduct a workshop on "Making A Japanese Yunomi Teacup" on Sunday from 11am to 2pm and 3-6pm. The fee is 3,500 baht per person. Then, learn how to arrange flowers in the Japanese ikebana-style using a Kenzan base with Naomi on Oct 24 from 11am to 1pm and 3-5pm. The fee is 4,500 baht, including a Kenzan pottery base. Seats are limited to 10 persons for each workshop. For reservations, email or call 093-025-8457.

The exhibition is open for public viewing free of charge from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.


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