Jirapat Tatsanasomboon, Lover Conquers All, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 129 x 147 cm, US$ 8,600
Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition LOVE and LUST with paintings by the Thai artist Jirapat Tatsanasomboon on 13 September - 5 October, 2008.
Jirapat Tatsanasomboon applies a pop-art style to his paintings which feature well known images and icons of western contemporary art such as Keith Haring's figures and LOVE paintings by Robert Indiana. Into these international iconic paintings, Jirapat inserts Thai traditional characters, often from the Ramakien (Ramayana) epic or Lanna Ladies or men. He plays around with images and paintings and transforms these well known icons by changing their appearances and putting them in a new and alien Thai setting. The interaction between the Thai and western characters may be viewed as symbolizing interactions at various levels, such as East-West and Modern-Traditional.
Jirapat Tatsanasomboon graduated with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Chiang Mai University and a Master of Fine Arts from Silapakorn University in 1999. He has participated in several exhibitions in Thailand and also in Korea (2003), USA, New York (2006) and at the Beijing Olympics (2008). His works will also be shown at ART Singapore 2008 in October.
An online catalogue has been written by Steven Pettifor and published on the website where it can be downloaded for free.
You are invited for the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 13th Sept 2008 at 17:00 (5 pm) at:
The Silom Galleria Building,
Suite 308, 919/1 Silom Rd.
Tel (662) 266 5454
Fax (662) 266 5455
Jirapat Tatsanasomboon Catalog as pdf-File 2,76 MB