Artist speaks out on bias
Thailand's leading female sculptor Chainapa Lepajarn will display her thought-provoking sculptures during "Toxic Effect" at River City Bangkok's RCB Galleria 4, Charoen Krung 24, from Thursday to June 26.
This is her fifth solo exhibition, but her first retrospective showcase presenting the largest compilation of her works in multiple periods dating from 1990 to the latest ones in 2022.
They reflect negative emotional states such as anger, aggression and sarcasm that many women have suffered in a male-dominated world where they often encounter inequality, exploitation and pressure from society and their families.
These negative emotions can drive them to their depths, but social status has repressed them not to speak up or express themselves straightforward. This is what the artist calls the "toxic effect".
Based on her own actual life experiences, the sculptures shed light on women struggling in a myriad of aspects. The sculptor has worked to fulfil a missing piece of her life and provided her own insights outspokenly.
Creating a sculpture is an alternative way of expression when some thoughts might be considered inappropriate for some people, and they cannot be addressed in real life.
The exhibition is like an artistic diary of her tackling society and her inner self, starting from her childhood, youth, motherhood with great responsibility for her child, to the present time.
The opening reception will take place tomorrow at 6pm. There is no admission fee.
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