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เราอยู่ในความทรงจำของทะเล The Sea Remembers Us

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S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre

proudly presents


The Sea Remembers Us

curated by Suphita Charoenwattanamongkhol


a solo exhibition by



at Art Centre Bldg. – 2nd floor

Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok

14 March – 14 June 2020

Opening Reception: 14 March 2020, 6:00 PM





Event on an Ordinary Day No.1, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 80 cm.


A seventh solo exhibition of a Thai artist Niam Mawornkanong, who uses his art to captivate audiences’ attention then set them free to explore their own subconsciousness. This time around, Niam imparts the thoughtful story of human livelihood by using a vast sea as a narrator.


One day I Met a Butterfly in the Sea No.2, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 cm.


“Why we love starring at the sea? They said that it can replenish our weary souls whenever we feel exhausted or lost, just look to the vast sky and deep sea that split between the horizon into two and we might start to feel relieved, and all the knots to be unravelled for a moment. 


Descendant of Pakicetus No.2, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 120 cm.


I don’t feel anything special about the sea that much. I haven’t been to the sea for quite some time. There’s that one time I have been to a beach nearby but it didn’t live up to my expectations as I wanted it to be. Despite all of that, many of my previous works have imagery of the sea as a background. Often time I see its picture out of the blue, sometimes it projected on a wall or even on a space between floor tiles in my bathroom. By just opening up a folded paper, the straight crease line in the middle reminisces me of the horizon where the lower part is composed of weaving shape of countless waves, touches from the wildly wind before everything about to show its appearance above the ocean’s surface.


Friends, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm.


I worked on this series as to show how I saw the sea and everything around me simultaneously. Set off with the horizon, then visualise the spiral waves and how light reflected from them—by painting this subject, I found myself spending time observing and waiting, with the feeling that anything can happen at any given time in this vast emptiness of the sea. All of this might give us some meanings or lessons to think about, maybe all we need to do is just step back and look from a distance.”


Words from artist Niam Mawornkanong, 2020



Subhashok The Arts Centre is delighted to invite you to the opening of “The Sea Remembers Us” on March 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM, Subhashok The Arts Centre, Sukhumvit 39 (Phrom Phong BTS station), Art Centre Bldg., 2nd floor Map

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About the artist

Surachai Mawornkanong, also known as Niam Mawornkanong, is an established Thai artist specializing in intricate acrylic painting that often projects a quality reminiscent of well-assembled oil works. He uses his art to captivate audiences’ attention then set them free to explore their own subconsciousness.

Though possessing degrees in philosophy and fine art, the majority of his technique is self-taught and compliments the fact that he is colorblind. His work also displays a versatile vision, ranging between abstract principles and realistic portraiture.

Mawornkanong has had numerous solo and group exhibitions. ‘The Sea Remembers Us’ in 2020 is his seventh solo exhibition and the third solo show with S.A.C. which he imparts the thoughtful story of human livelihood by using a vast sea as a narrator.