After having exhibited only in Europe for almost a decade, contemporary artist Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch is having a solo ceramic exhibition at Atta Gallery, until Jan 14.
Titled "Unsinn Im Sinn", the show traces his memory and practice from the starting point of his ceramics training to the present. And it has a lot to say about the exhibition title which means "Nonsense In Mind".
Those words were said to Wasinburee by a ceramics teacher during his first year. However, he discovered the simple happiness, joy, peace and freedom working with clay in his hands when he studied with another teacher who was more encouraging and revealed to him the fascination of art and showed him that everything is possible.
The reminiscences were the turning point that started to shape Wasinburee's life as a ceramist. In this show, memories, good and bad, are reinterpreted. Teaching and practice are assessed and presented through each art piece.
Wasinburee explores various issues from the definition of ceramics to the division of art and craft, ceramic technology and traditional teaching, and visual perception and its inferences. He always questions and challenges what is considered a norm or typical perception and understanding.
This is based purely on his natural curiosity. He wants to see all possibilities and believes in the uncontrollable, as in life and in ceramic production, when any slight factor can affect the outcome.
Viewers will revisit various methods in his working process and discover the term "Unsinn Im Sinn", which initially sounds negative, might eventually connote the opposite, becoming the truth underlying his practice, decisions and beliefs.
Atta Gallery is located at Warehouse 30, Charoen Krung 30, and opens Wednesday to Sunday from 1-6.30pm.