29 Jan Exhibition ” INSPIRO “
Exhibition ” INSPIRO ”
by Surapong Sudasna Na Ayudhya
Opening Reception: 10th February 2018 6:00 pm.
Exhibition Duration: 10th February 2018 to 11st March 2018
Living together equally and fairly is the beauty of mankind by which one’s life can inspire others. Surapong Sutat Na Ayutthaya intends to present the wonderful inspiration through works of art with a strong belief that people are supposed to open their minds and sincerely pay respect to themselves and others.
When he was desperate and gloomy in his life, he stood up again with power to move forward and step across difficulties by his inspiration, a group of people who the society calls them as ‘Laborers’. Because they are not dressing up pleasingly and have no money, they are usually ignored for given praised and respect; then, being assessed for not having qualities to inspire anyone. On the contrary, Sutat Na Ayutthaya sees this on a different angle as labor lives are meaningful with beauty. Being regarded as role models, blue collar workers have motivated the artist to confront with problems in his life and inspire him to create works of art. Since the first solo show ‘HERO’ in 2015, his works have been developed to be deeper in content; also, forms & techniques have been shaped up to be finer. From external factors, now discover a motivation within oneself. The strength, endurance and simple lives of the proletariats are still playing a key role to drive Sutat Na Ayutthaya to create works of art.
‘Inspiro’ is a Latin vocabulary; means ‘to inspire’ in English. Due to Latin is a classical language which is firm and stable, Latin roots are suitably used worldwide in theology, biology, and medicine. It has influenced on present-day languages, and have contributed many words to European languages. Accordingly, it is corresponded to the concept of the exhibition in which the artist brings back proletarians, his role models and whom he believes that are the root of society, to perform in special characters as renowned idols or famous icons in the history. The aim is to express his strong belief that the value of mankind is should not be assessed from a social status; but, from a benefit to the world.
The exhibited works will appear in paintings with a special design for colors and visual elements; sculptures made of two different materials which varied in functions and values, e.g. Bronze often used for monuments, while cement and sand used for construction. All will be arranged and presented in a form of installation art which will be the best one in his lifetime. Besides, the works still maintain his unique style, particularly the designed character appears with oversized hands and feet to portray the ‘cogs’ of society. Moreover, the facial features of characters are diverse in races which extracted from the characteristic features of many nationalities and ways of living in various cultures, are mixed and arranged to create intense and enjoyable stories.
‘Inspiro’ is an exhibition showing the value of all human beings by Surapong Sutat Na Ayutthaya, a remarkable Thai artist. The show will be displayed from 10 Feb – 11 Mar 2018. You are cordially invited to join the opening reception on 10 February 2018, 6:30 PM at S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre, Sukhumvit 39, Bangkok.
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Surapong Sutat Na Ayutthaya was born on 1984 in Maha Sarakham. He graduated with bachelor and master of Fine Art, Department of Painting from the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Art at Silpakorn University. Sutat Na Ayutthaya was interested in philosophy, meaning of life and stories of various people in the society, especially proletariats. As the group of blue collar workers had inspired him to confront with problems in his life and motivated him to breakthrough obstacles, the artist spent two years to associate with workmen in construction site for research and recording some interesting points of their lives. He creates works of art in various techniques, i.e. paintings, sculptures and installation art. His works have a unique style of human figures with a smile on their faces. The human figures tend to appear with oversized hands and feet to portray the ‘cogs’ of society.
Sutat Na Ayutthaya is a young Thai artist who has an outstanding profile. In 2015, he has earned many awards in Thailand and his works got bid in ‘Auction Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Art’, in Hong Kong. In addition, the artist has been invited to exhibit artworks in many countries, such as, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, U.S.A., Italy, etc. Recently, it was one of four artists winning an award in ‘Shanghai International Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition and Workshop 2017’, in Shanghai, China.