Pinaree Sanpitak, Quietly Solid, Blue (1), 2010, Hand blown Murano glass, 31.5 x 16.5 x 21.5 cm, 15 kg. Price: US$ 18,000
Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Solid with new three-dimensional works by internationally recognised artist Pinaree Sanpitak. The exhibition features a sublime series of specially produced Murano glass sculptures alongside polished aluminium forms.
For over 15 years Pinaree has evolved her primal images of femininity to two recurrent emblems - the vessel and the mound. Far from exhausting her subject, the industrious, explorative artist resourcefully and imaginatively continues to create interesting modes of manifesting intimate interpretations to the female psyche within contemporary society.
Having previously utilised fragile materials such as wax, flowers, charcoal, and perishable foods into her art, Pinaree recently collaborated with master glass-blowers from Venice in Italy to produce unique breast-cloud sculptures that are both solid yet ephemeral in their transparent lustrous presence. Evoking the weighty yet vaporous physicality of clouds, the distinct glassworks juxtapose against the shimmering metallic sheen of the aluminium cumulus forms. The floor based installation encourages viewers to appreciate Pinaree's forms from an alternate perspective.
Pinaree has exhibited widely with solo shows in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, France and the USA, as well as participating in the 1999 3rd Asia-Pacific Triennial in Australia, and the 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial in 2002. She has also attended residency programmes in Paris, Stockholm, and California. Solid comes ahead of Pinaree's upcoming solo exhibition in New York.