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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Colourstruck

Pricha Arjunka, Thongchai Rakpathum, and Somsak Chowtadapong

Date:

1 - 30 Apr 2024

"Colourstruck" curated by Chalotorn Anchaleesahakorn, showcases retrospective artworks of Thai senior artists, including Pricha Arjuna, Thongchai Rakpathum, and Somsak Chowtadapong. They are recognised as some of the first artists to pioneer Abstract art movement in Thailand.

In the 1960s and 70s, Thailand witnessed a surge in abstract art. Paintings from this era showcased a newfound focus on visual elements. Geometric shapes, flattened perspectives, and a vibrant palette with contrasting color weights became prominent. These works broke new ground in emotional expression, conveying a wider spectrum of feelings than ever before seen in Thai art.

The paintings of these three masters demonstrate the endless possibilities of experimenting with visual elements in different ways. Although they were created more than half a century ago, the vibrant interplay of colour, line, shape, and space in these works still shines through, vividly illustrating the dawn of abstract art in Thailand.

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