The Boundary of Solitude
Vacharanont Sinvaravatn is a landscape painting artist who has exhibited his works twice before, in "Countryside Before Memory," which was displayed as part of “The Place of Memories” group exhibition at SAC Gallery, and in "Future Tense: Imagining the Unknown Future, Contemplating the Cold War Past," which was held at Jim Thompson Art Center. It is clear that his works often depicted the countryside as a way of telling stories to the viewers.
When we talk about the Northeast of Thailand, what comes to your mind? Fermented Anchovies, drought, indigence, and wilderness? It seems like we only have one lens to look at the "Northeast".
At the end of this March, Sinvaravatn returns once again with a full-fledged exhibition titled "The Boundary of Solitude". This exhibition tells a story that has not been properly documented in mainstream history, in the areas surrounding the Pu Phan Mountain Range to the Mekong River’s bank, where he traveled far from his birthplace to the four provinces of the Northeast: Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin, Mukdahan, and Nakhon Phanom. These are historic areas of the Cold War era, where he searches for his identity and the untold stories scattered throughout the "nation," as defined in his oil paintings, totaling 17 pieces.