New works by two emerging voices in Thai contemporary art - Prasert Yodkeaw and Manit Kantasak - are about to go on show at Whitespace Gallery Bangkok's "Soul Sciences" exhibition.
Nearly scientific processes are involved in both Manit's meticulous dissections of tree parts, presented as an installation of specimen jars, and Prasert's two- and three-dimensional sketches of mythical inventions.
Comprising wood sculptures, the installations of the Chiang Rai-based Manit aim to inspire viewers to consider our inextricable relationship with nature - and to look beyond the superficial, for deeper understanding and, ultimately, wisdom.
Each piece is meant to represent both concrete and Buddhist philosophical figures which express the truth of nature.
Prasert's art, meanwhile, raises questions about culture and technology, the past, present and future, and also reflect on the role of fantasy and dreams, imagination and spirituality.
The Songkhla native intends to confront viewers with paradoxical designs of devices, creatures, and 3D deconstructions of traditional architecture mixed with biological specimens.
He blends Western engineering with mostly Thai elements.
Soul Sciences will be on display at Whitespace Gallery Bangkok from Saturday until Oct 13. The opening reception is on Saturday at 6.30pm. The gallery is located on Sala Daeng Soi 1 off Rama IV Road and opens Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 6pm. Call 081-699-5298.
August 17, 2013 to October 13, 2013
- Open days
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
12:00 to 18:00
Whitespace Gallery Bangkok, Soi 3, Pathum Wan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
- Mobile number
+66 (0) 81-699-5298
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