Check out art exhibitions you shouldn't miss
What the Buddha saw
Japanese printmaker Seiko Kawachi’s work is on view at Ardel’s Third Place Gallery on Thonglor Soi 10 until August 5.
The exhibition “Cosmic View” reflects in abstract and semi-abstract, vividly hued woodblock prints the artist’s Buddhist philosophy and appreciation for nature.
The show’s title, he says, alludes to “a large galaxy where the Buddha attained enlightenment 2,500 years ago”. Find out more at www.ArdelGallery.com.
The ‘Sacrifice’ we make
Nakrob Moonmanas has a solo show entitled “Sacrifice” in the People’s Gallery on the second floor of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre until July 30.
It’s comprised of recent collages of “memories” in which he pays tribute to Thailand and its artists of the past, incorporating both old-fashioned and modern techniques. Thai culture and Western art |merge in many cut-and-paste images. Learn more at www.BACC.or.th.
“Live is Life” features Songawoot Kaewvisit's criticism of the Thai educational system in strange oil portraits of schoolboys on show at the Subhashok Art Centre until July 31.
Two critical views
The Subhashok Art Centre is this month exhibiting paintings by Songwoot Kaewvisit and Supasit Thrammaprasert, both Silpakorn University graduates, in separate shows.
“Live is Life” features Songawoot’s criticism of the Thai educational system in strange oil portraits of schoolboys.
Supasit’s “Dreamy Land” merges visions of traditional Thai culture and modern globalised society. Get the details on the “sacbangkok” Facebook page.
Breaking free of bonds
Malaysian artist HH Lim’s paintings and installation art are on view in the exhibition “Over All, All Over” at Tang Contemporary Gallery until August 2. Lim seeks out a place where art isn’t restrained by tradition or classifications such as “sculpture”, “drawing” or “architecture”.
A resident of Rome since 1976, Lim has developed a multicultural alphabet in which references to East and West are interwoven.
His work includes portraiture and both abstract and figurative pieces. See the “tangcontemporary” Facebook page.