Artists explore longevity through colours

Artists explore longevity through colours

Artists explore longevity through colours
photo courtesy of MOCA Bangkok

Various facets of longevity are portrayed through art during "Longevity: An Abstract Conversation", which is running at Art Space by Moca Bangkok at Four Seasons Hotel, Charoen Krung Road, until June 30.

This is a group exhibition by 11 female artists who touch on different aspects of the concept of longevity in Thai society where the celebration of life isn't merely about longevity but also about living a fulfilling and spirited existence.

The artists are Aimi Kaiya, Baisri, Be Chanida, Chayanich Muangthai, Duenchayphoochana Phooprasert, Jiratchaya Pripwai, Ketkarn Damrongwattanapokin, MM Kosum, Morakot Ketklao, Rungploy Lorpaitoon and Sudaporn Teja.

In their art, colours can be important elements that represent the journey of one's existence. Each colour, along with its shape and brushstrokes, can convey a multitude of emotions, experiences and stages of life.

Just like an artist's vibrant palette, life is composed of an array of hues, ranging from the bold and bright to the subtle and serene. The choice of colours and the arrangement on the canvas can mirror the ups and downs, joys and sorrows, and the ever-evolving nature of a person's journey.

The colour palette found in Thai art, architecture and traditional attire serves as a vivid reflection not only of country's abundant cultural legacy and breathtaking natural landscapes, but more broadly of the zest for life.

From the resplendent hues adorning ornate temples and ceremonial costumes and intricate floral motifs, particularly during the Thai New Year festivities, to the tranquil pastel tones gracing Thai silk, these colour tones evoke a palpable sense of warmth, spirituality and harmonious beauty.

The pursuit of longevity and the celebration of life are deeply rooted in Thai culture. As we reflect on the Thai perspective, we can gain valuable insights into the delicate balance between longevity and a life well-lived.

There is no admission fee. Visit

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