09 Apr THE REMEMBRANCE
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Subhashok The Arts Centre
at Subhashok The Arts Centre, 3rd floor, Art Centre Bldg.
during 27 April – 30 June 2019
Opening Reception on 27th April 2019, 6:00 PM
“… a story from the paper that is trimly cut works as a subtle artistic articulation of a balance in one’s life between a fragile Self and an unforgettable memory…”
The Self raised from the feeling of alienation, the feeling of not being loved, and by learning how to live with an entrenched memory, is the significant inception of this exhibition—The Remembrance by Narath Boriboonhiranthana.
“Domestic trauma is the problem that I never feel like I can ever move on. The way to live with this inner-woe is to tell it through an artwork by using that feeling as a material. The beautiful depictions that I implemented are the means to bring a balance to my life. I want to explore into the other sides of this problem and when I tried, I found that art is the best solution for coping with my feelings as I am incompetent in expressing my feelings through words. Hence, I use art to speak it instead.”
(A quote from the interview with Boriboonhiranthana)
The artist chooses to perforate a paper to create artworks in The Remembrance reproducing a subtle ambience as inspired from the Art Nouveau style —the female protagonist in an enigmatic stance. The narrative within each artwork works as a daily that records memories and feelings during the time. This includes relationships that affect the artist herself whether they are sorrow, loneliness, or swift happiness that can be felt. The significant symbol that the artist uses on almost every artwork is a flower called “Animone”. This flower represents the love that has been left behind. Hence, it is a representation of sadness. Elaborately, this flower was born from the tear of Venus who lost her lover according to the description in Greek mythology.
The artist develops her perforation technique performed by knife called “knife drawing” from her previous practice of pen drawing on paper. This is because it is more responsive to her true feeling. The challenge of this practice is how to control the correlation between the tip of a knife and the paper. Only when this correlation is perfectly performed, without any unwanted rips, the artwork then can be seen as a finished piece. Hence, this perfection requires an intensive focus and a flawless skill.
You are cordially invited to join the opening reception of The Remembrance 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. -3rd floor. The show is curated by Suphita Charoenwattanamongkhol. For more information, please contact: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +66 2 662 0299, +662 258 5580 ext. 401. Follow the exhibition with official hashtag: #THEREMEMBRANCE
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About the artist
Narath Boriboonhiranthana graduated from Department of Thai Art, Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University where she has Thai traditional art as a basis. After graduated, she went to Hungary in pursue of new knowledge and cultural experience. Synthesizing Thai traditional technique with her experience in Europe, she is able to create an impressive artwork made from a paper technique as a result.