Five artists gather under one roof

Five artists gather under one roof

Five artists gather under one roof
Artwork by Richard Colman. photos courtesy of JWD Art Space

Five world-renowned artists have exhibited their works on the same premises in Bangkok for the first time during "Dialogue Perspectives" at JWD Art Space, until Dec 17.

On display are more than 40 pieces by international artists from several parts of the world -- Johan Deckmann from Denmark; Richard Colman, Maxwell McMaster and Jordan Nickel from the US; and Snipe1 from Japan; with Deckmann and Colman showcasing for the first time in Thailand.

As a text-based artist who believes that letters can express meanings as all art forms can, Deckmann has merged strengths in painting, poetry and psychology to bare the complexities of life through letters on books and canvases. His show is a breath of fresh air towards transparency and purpose amid life's volatility, thus, promoting inspiration, motivation and self-realisation.

Known for playing with symbolic imagery, fearless geometry and personal symbols, Colman's art has elaborate formations and distinct colours that reflect notions of social hierarchies, relationships, life and death. His artworks include paintings, murals, sculptures and installations.

Inspired by his local settings, McMaster alters colours, shapes and textures to accentuate scenes from his trips and daily routines. The results are abstract and minimal designs with complexity that allow viewers to reflect on life and its ambiguities while remembering its beauty.

A painting by Jordan Nickel. JWD Art Space

Fascinated by graffiti letterings, Nickel is reputed for blending pop arts, comics, cartoons and street arts in his robust, fragmented murals and paintings on canvas, encapsulating crisp illustrations and vibrant colour palettes.

Snipe1, meanwhile, is among Japan's pioneer artists dedicated to Japanese graffiti. His works incorporate the sensibility of street art but with an edge of "dirtiness", resulting in his unique style.

JWD Art Space is on Chulalongkorn Soi 16, Charat Muang Road, and opens Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm.

Visit or call 094-132-9431.

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