Contour by Angkrit Ajchariyasophon and Tawatchai Pattanaporn

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Ended 09 April 2016
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Numthong Gallery

Contour by Angkrit Ajchariyasophon and Tawatchai Pattanaporn
11 March – 9 April 2016

Opening Reception Friday 11 Mar 2016 at 6pm.​

Contour refers to 3D vectors we usually use in the map to construct the replica of places so that we can simply understand its geography. Contour drawing in art means the technique of rough drawing so that we can simply understand the sizes, dimensions, shapes and appearances of things. 

This ‘contour’ exhibition is the exhibition of abstract paintings and contemporary photos delivered by two Thai artists after they have joined the Artist in Residence Program at Rikuzentakata in Japan. The project is under the support of Japan Foundation, Bangkok. 

Angkrit Ajchariyasophon had been working with the people in Rikuzentakata and started the project called 1000 Rainbows. The project communicates mainly about ‘hope’. However, when he came back to Thailand where, in this period of time, ‘colors’ were used widely as symbolic of political ideals, he therefore created a set of abstract paintings which he claimed to be inspired by ‘White on White’ of Russian artist ‘Kazimir Malevich’ and ‘Spectrum V’ of American artist ‘Ellsworth Kelly’. Through this set of paintings, he intended to record the incidents and/or witness the changes occurred in Thailand in this period of time as he believed it was a very crucial time for Thai people and/or Thai society to get through. 

Tawatchai Pattanaporn had been to Rikuzentakata the first time in 2012 shortly after the Tsunami incident. He had taken a number of photos of the severe damages. In 2014 and 2015, he traveled back there when the town was gradually reconstructed. Nature objects such as forests and mountains around the town were used as the main tools to rebuild this new town. We, however, hardly foresee how it will look like. It is like a stranger who we need to familiarize again. Even the locals who lived there for a long time might need some time to do so. Having participated with the people in the town since in the past and at the present, Tawatchai claimed to be inspired by them to invent his new set of contemporary photos. He constructed the new physical appearance of each photo to look similar to his own memories and the memories of the people in the town. 

** This set of work is the ongoing of the works exhibited in 2015. 

Numthong Gallery and Japan Foundation, Bangkok are please to invite all who are interested to join the exhibition on Friday, 11 March 2016, at 6 PM. 72/3 Soi Ari 5 nua Phahonyothin 7, Phahonyothin Road Bangkok, Thailand

Angkrit Ajchariyasophon was born in 1976 in Chiangrai, Thailand. He graduated a Master degree in Media Arts and Design Programme, the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiangmai University. He is an independent artist and the owner of Angkrit gallery. 

Tawatchai Parranaporn was born in 1981 in Bangkok, Thailand. He graduated from Faculty of Architecture, Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. Now, he works as a photographer and an owner of Patani Studio.

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