12 Jun Floriography
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S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre
a solo exhibition by
at Art Centre Bldg. – 3rd floor
Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok
27 June – 26 July 2020
Opening Reception: 27 June 2020, 1:00-7:00 PM
Sometimes flowers are compared to women or to non-verbal languages.
This is because, flowers are often thought of as fragile, gentle, and emotional objects.
Throughout the history of art, artists have created pictures of flowers all of which are incredibly unique. And with the addition of each new artist, the perspectives and depictions of the flower varies and is ever changing.
Human makes use of their linguistic skills in transmitting information since homo sapiens. However, Ferdinand de Saussure pointed out the use of signs, symbols, and their interpretation. He broke down the relationship of signifier from the signified that allowed understanding and meaning to blossom marvelously from just looking at a ‘picture’ with flowers as the subject matter. It is interesting, that when we look at the image of a flower, we tend to have our own interpretations or versions of the definition of the flower. However, Praiya interprets things from a simplified and a more straight forward perspective
Praiya sees the correlation of everything from the grass flower that is sprouting from a tiny corner that could relate to something as infinite as the universe. By shining the light onto the subject of life excluded from the margins, Praiya sees the grass flower as part of a well-balanced eco-system that is small but great in its meaning.
Roadside grass flowers will grow as long as it remains untouched. But with the increasing speed of the revolution of the sapiens, the world seems to have been left behind. Human being started to organize and put things in order and as a result organism were allowed to grow but was never allowed to truly live. Praiya picked up this narrative and projected it on her paintings, she portrays this ‘picture’ of a grass flower through the recreation of the eco-system upon the canvas with the use of line and colours.
Praiya expresses herself through the arrangment of colours that are juxtaposed by the small shapes that emphasises this aesthetic of the ordinary. And the luminating lines depicted all over the surface embraces the manifestations of life and their existence on this blue planet through a rather humbling and modest perspective.
— Wittawat Tongkeaw
Subhashok The Arts Centre is delighted to invite you to the opening of “Floriography” on June 27, 2020 at 1:00-7:00 PM, Subhashok The Arts Centre, Sukhumvit 39 (Phrom Phong BTS station), Art Centre Bldg., 3rd floor Map
The opening night and installation view
About the artist
Praiya Ketkool graduated with the first honour in Bachelor of Arts and also Master of Arts from Silpakorn University. Now she is working as freelance artist and part time lecturing at Sripatum University.
She creates realistic art by using the acrylic on canvas technique representing her ideas of nature to persuade the audiences to question then realize the precious under our repeated routine which consequently lead to the questioning of our existence.
Her artworks have been very well-known both in Thailand and Abroad in a result of exhibitions in Australia, India, Malaysia and Poland; The runner-up of 16th Panasonic Contemporary Art Contest, Silpa Bhirasri Silver Medal Award from 30th Youth Artist Camp and 27th PTT Art Contest. All of these are the truly assurance of her ability.