Four artists reconstruct natural philosophy
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Four artists reconstruct natural philosophy

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Four artists reconstruct natural philosophy
Bract And Flowerpot by Naraphat Sakarthornsap. (Photo courtesy of Gallery Ver)

A reconstructed concept of natural philosophy is portrayed through art during "The Natural Philosophers Of The 21st Century", which is running at Gallery Ver until June 23.

This is a group exhibition by four artists -- Ruangsak Anuwatwimon, Naraphat Sakarthornsap, Jinjoon Lee and Phornphop Sittiruk -- who touch on the concept of natural philosophy which lies in its interdisciplinary nature, combining various fields concerning the world around us.

Unlike natural philosophers of past centuries, however, the artists reflect not only on the natural world but the physical world and the social and political structure within it.

Naraphat documented bougainvillea for his new series Bract And Flowerpot (2024). For him, bougainvillea in various settings can be used to reflect the social structure of the city.

In his ongoing series Anthropocene (2008–Present), Ruangsak reconstructs a new landscape from toxic soil collected from various parts of Thailand. These samples are tested for chemical contamination.

Jinjoon presents two series. Manufactured Nature: Irworobongdo (2022) uses new technology and its collected datasets result in a fabricated spatial narration. Another work is On Air Garden (2024), an interactive installation using a brainwave device.

Phornphop's research looks back to early human society and evolution and presents findings through multiple art objects. Each piece, with its visual and material symbolisations, represents crucial events in human history.

Gallery Ver is on Narathiwat Ratchanakarin 22 and opens Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 6pm.

Visit galleryver.com or call 02-120-6098.

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