A Glimpse of Thai Craft-Based Contemporary Art

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A Glimpse of Thai Craft-Based Contemporary Art

Even though Thailand is well-known for its craft and mass-produced decorative products, its craft-based contemporary art is relatively unknown to both local and international markets. Therefore it was my great pleasure to be able to let the world see the kind of craft-based contemporary art created by Thai artists within the past few years.  

In this exhibition three fields of craft-based contemporary art are presented:  ceramics (4), jewelry (3) and wood (1).  

I hope you enjoy and appreciate the presentations, expressions and artistic skills of Thai craft-based contemporary artists and I hope the works selected here will give you a glimpse of Thai craft-based contemporary art as a whole.

If you are interested in learning more about the artists and Thai craft-based contemporary art, please contact me at atty@attagallery.com.

***Thanks Brigitte for this great opportunity!

Location: online
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Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2013

Vipoo Srivilasa

Protector of the East

Cobalt pigment on porcelain

56.0 x 22.0 x 28.0 cm.

Photograph by Andrew Barcham 

Vipoo Srivilasa

Four Elements        

Cobalt pigment on porcelain with mix media 

20.0 x 30.0 x 25.0 cm. 

Photograph by Andrew Barcham  

    Vipoo Srivilasa

Mickey's Masquerade

Cobalt pigment on porcelain with clear glaze and liquid gold

45.0 x 22.0 x 22.0 cm.

Photograph by Andrew Barcham

 

Vipoo Srivilasa

Flower Bears        

Porcelain

Tallest 22.0 x 18.0 x 13.0 cm.

Photograph by Andrew Barcharm

Taweesak Molsawat

This is Thailand: Article No. 1: 08‐14‐2009 Brooch

Found used plastic, used EVA foam, CZ, sterling silver, copper

2.0 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm.

Photograph by Artist

 

Taweesak Molsawat 

Cultural Reality No 1 Rings

Sterling Silver, plastic, ink on paper, viewers’ imagination 

2.7 x 18.7 x 23.0 cm.

Photograph by Artist

 

 

Taweesak Molsawat

This is Thailand: Article No. 32: 11‐23‐2011 Pins

Found plastic, gold leaf, scrap sterling silver

Gun 3.5 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm.

Plastic mirror 2.8 x 5.0 x 0.3 cm.

Human figure 1.5 x 0.4 x 1.3 cm.

Photograph by Artist

 

 

Weerada  Buabangbai

Want to be Cat

Ceramic raku 1,000 oc

9.0 x 9.0 x 17.0 cm.

Photograph by Tanet Kaikaew

Weerada  Buabangbai

Striped Owls

Ceramic raku 1,000 oc

8.0 x 8.0 x 15.0 cm.

Photograph by Tanet Kaikaew 

Weerada  Buabangbai

Polka Owl

Ceramic raku 1,000 oc

12.0 x 14.0 x 15.0 cm.

Photograph by Tanet Kaikaew

Chumpon Utayophat

Ripples and Land No.4

Wood and Stone carving

52.0 x 138.0 x 57.0 cm. 

Chumpon Utayophat

The Sun's Ripple

Wood carving

36.0 x 41.0 x 7.0 cm.

Chumpon Utayophat

Baby Leaves No.8

Wood carving

106.0 x 26.0 x 33.0 cm.

Chumpon Utayophat

Ripples and seedling

Wood carving

40.0 x 40.0 x 40.0 cm.

Pim Sudhikam

Bakewares & Begwares

Porcelain

6.0 x 6.0 x 10.0 cm.

Photograph by Artist

 

Pim Sudhikam

Domestic Ware

Porcelain, local clay

22.0 x 30.0 x 13.0 cm.

Photograph by Atinuj Tantivit

Pim Sudhikam

Bakewares & Begwares

Porcelain, wood

Tallest 6.0 x 6.0 x 14.0 cm.

Photograph by Atinuj Tantivit

Pim Sudhikam

Household Product

Blue and white porcelain, leather

5.0 x 5.0 x 11.0 cm.

Photograph by Artist

Rudee Tancharoen

Untitled Brooch

Silk thread, copper, 925 silver

7.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm.

Photograph by  Federico Cavicchioli

Rudee Tancharoen

Bird:  Not Too Cheerful Brooch

Steel wire, steel pin, 925 silver

8.0 x 4.3 x 0.5 cm.

Photograph by  Federico Cavicchioli

Rudee Tancharoen

Untitled Ring

Thread, 18K gold

5.0 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm.

Photograph by  Artist

Tanet Kaikaew

Chic & Chic & Earthworm

Ceramic raku 1,000 oc

30.0 x 40.0 x 60.0 cm.

Photograph by Artist

Tanet Kaikaew

Bear Hunter

Ceramic raku 1,000 oc

30.0 x 45.0 x 70.0 cm.

Photograph by Artist

Atinuj Atty Tantivit

Tanimpimpaporn:  Past, Present and Future Brooch

Wood, canvas, ink, thread, compass, gold leaf, 925 silver

11.0 x 8.5 x 2.0 cm.

Photograph by Artist

Atinuj Atty Tantivit

Modern Day Nopparattana Bangle

Thai silk leftovers, thread, gold leaf, 925 silver

13.0 x 13.0 x 4.0 cm.

Photograph by Artist

Atinuj Atty Tantivit

Window to the World

Ribbon, gold leaf, 925 silver

5.0 x 4.7 x 1.5 cm.

Photograph by Artist

About the curator:

 

Atty Tantivit, a native Thai who spent over 10 years in the US, left her former life in the science field back in 2003 to peruse her new-found passion of jewelry making.  After many classes and workshops in the US and Europe, Atty returned to her hometown, Bangkok, to work as a jewelry designer/maker in 2006. Since then she continued to take classes here and there and was exposed to the world of contemporary jewelry art during her visits to Europe.  She came up with the idea of opening the first gallery in Thailand specializing in contemporary art jewelry in Thailand in 2009.  Though it's not an easy task, Atty feels that if she can fall in love with contemporary jewelry art, others can too...they just need to see more of what's out there.  Moreover, at that time local jewelry artists who have recently returned to Thailand from abroad were having a hard time finding platforms locally to showcase their work. A specialized gallery seems to be the most sensible solution. After much research and planning, ATTA Gallery was born.

Officially opened in November of 2010, ATTA Gallery now represent about 30 local and international artists.  The gallery holds 6-8 solo and group exhibitions per year.  More information on ATTA Gallery can be found at its website at www.attagallery.com or on Facebook under ATTA Gallery.

As for Atty, she now wears many hats--jewelry designer/maker, ATTA Gallery gallery director, contemporary art jewelry advocate, educator, curator, collector and advisor to young students in the field of jewelry design.  She hopes that her passion and effort will make a different in the field of contemporary art jewelry, both locally and internationally.

 

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Comment by Lorena Angulo on September 4, 2012 at 9:56am

I enjoyed the exhibition a lot!

Comment by Glen Guarino on August 31, 2012 at 2:43pm

Fantastic show!!!!!!

Comment by ATTA Gallery on August 13, 2012 at 11:38am

Thank you for visiting and becoming members of this group.  I hope this gives you a better idea of what Thai contemporary craft artists have to offer. We don't get a lot of support and encouragement here at home so we have to look for exposure and opportunities abroad.  

Comments, suggestions, questions, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

 

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