28 Jul Mariem – เดลินิวส์ 26 มีนาคม 2560
“On the path of different cultures : บนเส้นทางต่างวัฒนธรรม”
Thidarat Chantachua Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception: March 11st 2017 6:00 pm.
Exhibition Duration: March 11st 2017 – April 30th 2017
Thidarat Chantachua’s mixed media works aim to bridge together the different cultures in this borderless world despite differences in the people’s beliefs, bringing forward the artist’s ideology in a contemporary and universal language.
Chantachua’s semi abstract works take visual cues and foundations from Arabic arts that are closely linked to Islam, which is also the artist’s religion. Islamic art is often characterized by its geometrical patterns; its fundamental concept of Tawhid, monotheism or oneness; and Mizon uniformity and harmony. One of the world’s oldest philosophy of art is brought closer to contemporary audience through the artist’s interpretation.
Chantachua started her artistic career exploring her relationship with her family and her religion. Through her growing experience of traveling and visiting new places, Chantachua’s vision is broadened and has discovered that she is a small individual in this big world. However, through the people that she had met and through her faith, she could pursue her hopes and dreams in the places of different cultures.
Each thread in Thidarat Chantachua’s work was meticulously sewn on to a dark-coloured fabric, typically used to make robes for religious purposes. The lines of strings draw the eyes from one point to another, playing with its colours and gradients, creating the perception of depth and illusions. This is the artist’s way of guiding the audience eyes as though to invite the viewers to begin their journey into her world of fantasy.
The artist greatly believes that through her creations of architectural patterns and repetitions of forms and lines, she is able to meditate and learn to strengthen her mind and soul and sharpen her senses.
Thidarat Chantachua holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is currently studying at the Master of Arts in Fine Art program at Silpakorn University. Chantachua is a Thai artist that has successfully conveyed her artistic ideas despite limitations in techniques and beliefs and has gained acceptance with broad audience. She had consistently won awards and honours and is recently selected to join artist residency program at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan.