10 Apr FAITH
EN | ไทย
during 27 April – 30 June 2019
at Subhashok The Arts Centre, 2nd floor, Art Centre Bldg.
Opening Reception on 27th April 2019, 6:00 PM
“Painting that makes people feel”, 7 simple and concise syllables, is the heart of Chaiyot Jindagun’s art practice. In this 5th solo exhibition of Jindagun — ‘FAITH’, he still stands his ground in creating an artwork that is a mediation between the sentimentality and the audiences. He does everything he capable of in the moment to trigger the audience’s subtle imagination through his artwork.
“…because I have always been thinking. I just want to reach my goal to make a painting that has a feeling. Actually, it is possible to explain it to the others to understand by referring to the idea of ‘concept’. My concept is very short having only 7 syllables: ‘Painting that makes people feel’ …
through ‘the best equipment, appliance, and material’
with ‘the deepest understanding’
under the conditions that I have during that time in my life.
This concept came about when he went to see the ancient 150-year-old puppet in Bangkok National Museum once he was still a student at Silpakorn University. Something charming and magical he experienced has captured him and influenced his artwork ever since. An inspiration from the ancient puppet becomes a central influence on him creating an idiosyncratic character of his artwork until now.
The beauty occurred on the artwork tends to be the starting point where the viewers get hooked on Jindagun’s art practice. However when one contemplates his artwork into the deeper level, one will find that the artwork is rich in contextual implication of an art history which the artist perfectly articulates. Whether it be its dreamy ambience or its expressivity, an artwork is a reminiscence of Romanticism, which is an art style that was popular in late 18th century. It is a style that believes in the aesthetics derived from an audience’s and an artist’s feelings. Apart from that, there is a trace of Expressionism — the quick and aggressive brush stroke that is the expression of power, autonomy, and liberation of the artist’s subjectivity. Yet, Jindagun brings the viewer back to the reality by accentuating certain part in an artwork illustrating the impressive realistic quality, as if some details are tangibly protruding into the viewer. All of these techniques are combined to emphasize the story and values of the ancient puppet at its finest.
In his late 30, Chaiyot Jindagun believes that if he has a chance to do what he loves, he must do it at his best. For instance, as an artist, Jindagun always holds onto his discipline: keep practicing, researching, and discovering new possibility and element to make his artwork better. Thus, the artworks in ‘FAITH’ are all of his oil paintings that he made for the last 2 years with delicacy in every step. In the present, not only the tremendous effort by Jindagun that is shown on the artworks but the artist also expresses the beauty of the ancient puppet he depicts. They are perfectly portrayed whether it be their costumes, faces, gestures, and bodily proportion as if the artist has revived and given them lives to live once again on his artworks. Because of this, his artwork hence works as an evidence and an inscription on the page of a national history that records and conserves the trace of craftsmanship skill and the ancestral wisdom from the past.
You are cordially invited to join the opening reception of FAITH on April 27th, 2019 from 6:00 PM. at S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre, Sukhumvit 39, Bangkok. The exhibition will be displayed during 27 April – 30 June 2019, at Art Centre Bldg. -2nd floor. The show is curated by Suphita Charoenwattanamongkhol. For more information, please contact: email: email@example.com or tel. +66 2 662 0299, +662 258 5580 ext. 401. Follow the exhibition with official hashtag: #SACFAITH
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CHAIYOT JINDAGUN (Born 1981) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in painting from Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University in 2005.
After graduated, he was determined to pursue a path of professional artist. His work was first inspired by the ancient 150-year-old puppets following a trip to the National Museum during his sophomore year at Silpakorn. He began to paint them and the more he painted them, the deeper his engagement with the art of puppetry became. He aimed to recreate the feeling he received when entering the puppet room that showcased pieces over 100 years old. The first pieces painted were ordinary portrayals of puppets, but later had subtler elements added.
His works are straightforward and accessible; conveying feelings without overt messages. However, some of those pieces are interpreted as provoking a deeper message; a reflection on cultural antiquity and the beauty of subtlety.