MAHA · Stone Leela · Supmanee
Group Exhibition curated by Exhibitt | 7 Sep - 7 Dec 2020 | SYN Gallery, SYN Boutique Hotel, Chiang Mai
‘During the nationwide pandemic quarantine, social gatherings and traveling were prohibited. We longed for the bonding opportunities and the freedom to travel we have lost, and yearned for the return of normalcy. Now, as the situation becomes better, restrictions are lifted. All of us are slowly learning how to deal with the recently-gained freedom and the new ways of life...
In one dimension, this exhibition shows how the force of nature shapes us, how our subconscious manifests itself, and how we gradually learn about our identities through solitude. In another, it explores the aesthetics of contrast between confinement and freedom, between light and dark, and between complication and disentanglement.'
Let's have a look at the artists. While the ideas and content of their works are independently developed, surprisingly, the sum of their works illustrate the disentanglement incredibly well.
Abstract art has no recognisable form. It reflects the artist' subconscious and is therefore the most subjective form of art because the audience, based on their values and experience, can feel and interpret each piece very differently.
Expressionism is the expression of the artist's inner feelings or ideas about some concept or the world they perceive, resulting in a unique -- and often seen as distorted -- portrayal of reality.
Artist · Abstract Expressionism · Maha (Kreangkrai Sangtong)
'The "Auto-Dynamics" series present spontaneously- and dynamically-created shapes that express the crystallisation of artist's life experience. It expresses power--not only the power typically understood in the lens of Physics, but also the power of self-driven spiritual dynamic.'
His series of artwork centres around letting the unconscious mind take over the actions. It is also based on the concept of dynamics (movement), rhythm, and change. It is hence named “Auto-Dynamics.”
Artist · Semi-Abstract · Supmanee (Supmanee Chaisansuk)
'I always love to zoom in on patterns of wildlife such as trees, herbs, fungus, stone, flowers, small creatures, etc. Looking at these gorgeous lifeforms gave me peace, and their aesthetic became my source of artistic inspiration.'
Supmanee Chaisansuk has always been mesmerised by the beauty of naturally-occurring patterns of fauna and flora. Her water media technique uses free flow of colour and movement to express the charms of nature in semi-abstract pieces.
Artist · Semi-Abstract Expressionism · Stone Leela (Napat Leelahapong)
'These drawings symbolise the seam of time, emotion, and sentiment.'
Through the act of trying to understand himself while transitioning from a children book illustrator into a contemporary artist, Stone Leela documents his emotions everyday onto a character and uses abstraction to portray the feelings and impressions that he had felt (Series titled 'Emotion Diary'), creating a complete picture of complex emotions and experience over the course of 365 days, 365 small pieces, and 15 large pieces of artwork.
Who says art appreciation cannot start with a sip?
Introducing three limited-time-only cocktails (also available as mocktails!) that are inspired by our artworks. These cocktails are created to embody the distinct artistic virtuosity of our three artists. Enjoy the art, slowly sip the cocktail, and see how the unique depth and complexity of art pieces can be reflected in the drinks!
Now that we can start traveling again (at least within Thailand), why not disentangle from stress and take a trip to Chiang Mai? The exhibition is open 24/7 at SYN Boutique Hotel, a newly-opened hotel with classical minimalism architecture with a nice touch of local craft.
For more information, check out their website or call the hotel at 053-215-215.
Okay, the exhibition is not exactly an afternoon trip given that it is in Chiang Mai... Here's something from the exhibition for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Please inquire for details and availability!