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Thidarat Chantachua, As S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre is joining Art Stage Singapore 2018,

Thidarat Chantachua, As S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre is joining Art Stage Singapore 2018,

We are proud to present Thidarat Chantachua, one of the three selected artists showing their artworks in the art fair.

Booth C8 | S.A.C. Gallery Bangkok

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo And Convention Centre , Hall A – C,

Date:
THU,25 JAN 2018,3 pm-6 pm, VIP Preview; 6 pm- 9 pm, Vernissage; 9 pm-12 am. VIP After Party
FRI,26 JAN 2018,12 pm – 9 pm, Public show day
SAT, 27 JAN 2018, 11am – 7pm, public Show Day
SUN, 28 JAN 2018,11am – 6 pm, public Show Day

Thidarat Chantachua

Being a refugee, you are unsettled and uprooted. You broke your links with the land and have been forcibly moved off or have fled violence and poverty. You are in motion, stumbling along your pathway but nothing is moving through and your life comes to a stop. Your family has been broken apart and your life has been fragmented. Whatever beautiful boring moments of the ordinary everyday life you had have now passed. Life has become too fragile and too uncertain and your place in the world has become that of an object. You can no longer count on anything as nations rush to shut their borders to you. Seeking peace and asylum you are barred and you become an “intruder”. You are out of place without a choice. Growing up in close communities and watching as they are bulldozed and erased from the map. This will be your tent where you and your family will live, if you can manage to survive the lack of food, dehydration, and illness. Politicians will use these tents as evidence of disorder and as symbols of distrust.

Thidarat Chantachua’s mixed media works take visual cues and foundations from Islamic arts that are often characterised by geometrical patterns. Each thread in Thidarat Chantachua’s work is meticulously sewn on to a dark-coloured fabric, typically used to make robes for religious purposes. The sewn threads glow in the dark, much like the stars across an open night sky which guide lost travellers. The reassuring presence of the stars is fleeting however as their glow tapers off and disappears. The loss of the guiding stars represents the uncertain future for refugees worldwide. The tents tight space feels constricting and challenges one to imagine living there indefinitely. The atmosphere is claustrophobic but yet also vulnerable. For some people this will be temporary, for others, where they will spend decades of their lives. The paths the people have travelled, the lines of strings, draw the eyes from one point to another creating depth and illusion. This is the artist’s way of guiding the audience eyes along the winding paths of the human migrations. The artist greatly believes that through her creations of architectural patterns and repetitions of forms and lines a mental peace can be established.

Being a refugee, you are unsettled and uprooted. You broke your links with the land and have been forcibly moved off or have fled violence and poverty. You are in motion, stumbling along your pathway but nothing is moving through and your life comes to a stop. Your family has been broken apart and your life has been fragmented. Whatever beautiful boring moments of the ordinary everyday life you had have now passed. Life has become too fragile and too uncertain and your place in the world has become that of an object. You can no longer count on anything as nations rush to shut their borders to you. Seeking peace and asylum you are barred and you become an “intruder”. You are out of place without a choice. Growing up in close communities and watching as they are bulldozed and erased from the map. This will be your tent where you and your family will live, if you can manage to survive the lack of food, dehydration, and illness. Politicians will use these tents as evidence of disorder and as symbols of distrust.

Thidarat Chantachua’s mixed media works take visual cues and foundations from Islamic arts that are often characterised by geometrical patterns. Each thread in Thidarat Chantachua’s work is meticulously sewn on to a dark-coloured fabric, typically used to make robes for religious purposes. The sewn threads glow in the dark, much like the stars across an open night sky which guide lost travellers. The reassuring presence of the stars is fleeting however as their glow tapers off and disappears. The loss of the guiding stars represents the uncertain future for refugees worldwide. The tents tight space feels constricting and challenges one to imagine living there indefinitely. The atmosphere is claustrophobic but yet also vulnerable. For some people this will be temporary, for others, where they will spend decades of their lives. The paths the people have travelled, the lines of strings, draw the eyes from one point to another creating depth and illusion. This is the artist’s way of guiding the audience eyes along the winding paths of the human migrations. The artist greatly believes that through her creations of architectural patterns and repetitions of forms and lines a mental peace can be established.

Exhibition / Awards
–      Consolation Award, The 5 th Asia Plus Art Exhibition
–      Grand Prize, 6 th  UOB Painting of the year
–      Outstanding Award, 6 th YOUNG THAI ARTIST AWARD 2015
–      Outstanding Award, 27 th  Toshiba “Brings Good Things to Life” Art Competition
–      2 nd Prize, 2 nd  Krungthai Art Awards
–      Silpa Bhirasri Silver Medal Award, 33 rd Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Young Artists
–      2 nd Grand Prize, 18 th Panasonic Contemporary Painting Competition
–      Gold Prize, 38 th Bualuang Paintings

Exhibitions
–      The 32 nd Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Young Artists
–      The 30 th PTT Art Award
–      The 5 th The White Elephant Art Award
–      The 6 th Asia Plus Art Exhibition
–      The 62 nd National Exhibition of Art

Activities
–      Artist in Residency at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

About Artist:

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.