Luck goes for checkmate

Art March 12, 2019 15:14

By The Nation

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Artist Luck Koonsombat explores the classic game of chess in the exhibition “Long Walk” being held at Neilson Hays Library.

 The exhibition features sculptures resized as mini king, queen, bishop and pawn and assigned to positions that can be easily moved. The question posed is: “Who rules the game? You or the artist?”

A game of chess takes time to finish. The competitive game may prolong its battle without the winning. Sometimes the game is left unfinished. Chess is a game involving strategy, ingenious moves, and patience. Is this the implication of artist immersion or simply “mind chattering”? The viewers get to decide. 

A graduate of the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University from where he also earned his master’s degree in Art Theory, Luck began his art career as a model and occasional artist. He is now a professional sculptor as well as the director and co-founder of Devaridh Artisan, an art venture that creates sculptures for architectural works and museum displays.

“The Long Walk” exhibition features a variety of art masterpieces displayed throughout the premises in chronological order. A mapped display can be discovered in “Sri Krung” newspaper.

The exhibition continues through March 26. The library is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30am to 5pm.

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