Group exhibit focuses on the human condition
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Group exhibit focuses on the human condition

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Group exhibit focuses on the human condition
Artwork by Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit. (Photos: Tang Contemporary Art)

Tang Contemporary Art presents "Intersection Of Existence", a group exhibition featuring artworks by eight renowned contemporary artists from Thailand, from Saturday until June 11.

On show will be a selection of historical and new creations influenced by individual perspectives and the life experiences of Kamin Lerchaiprasert, Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Pannaphan Yodmanee, Sakarin Krue-On, Navin Rawanchaikul, Suntur, Gongkan and Kitti Narod.

The artistic expressions of each artist are the result of their diverse upbringings, backgrounds and influences. However, regardless of variations in visual aesthetics, conceptual approach and artistic medium, their pieces share themes centred around the human experience and existence.

Kamin's sculptures embody characteristics that imply emptiness and nothingness; Sriwan employs the symbolism of skeletons to express the idea of life's uncertainties and unforeseeable future; and Pannaphan uses skeletons and human figures to contrast the cycles of life and death.

A sculpture by Kamin Lertchaiprasert. 

Meanwhile, Sakarin explores the subject of faith and belief, Navin depicts the basic and profound concept of life in his paintings and Suntur portrays human emotions which can be subject to various interpretations. Similarly, Gongkan explores the dynamics of relationships, whether they are between individuals or within one's own self. As an expert in embedding layers of meaning and symbolism underneath his colourful and vibrant works, Kitti portrays the relationship between cats and personal space while also depicting a sense of security and contentment in his daily routine.

Even though all eight artists are of different backgrounds and generations, this exhibition demonstrates the interconnectedness of their art, and focuses on where individual narratives and universal truths meet to stimulate reflection on our shared experience of existence.

The opening reception is Saturday at 4pm. Tang Contemporary Art is located at Room 201-206 at River City Bangkok, Charoen Krung 24, and opens Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm.

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