By Chavalit Soemprungsuk
At The Art Center, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University
December 1, 2011 – January 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday December 22, 2011, 6-8pm
Mr. Narong Intanate, Executive Chairman of The Value Systems Co., Ltd. will preside over the opening ceremony.
*Any member of the press who would like to interview the artist, please arrange for an interview either before or after the opening date.
Chulalongkorn University’s Art Center proudly presents “Beyond Perfection,” a solo painting exhibition by the esteemed Thai-born/Amsterdam-based artist Chavalit Soemprungsuk. He was initially trained at Bangkok’s Silpakorn University under Professor Silpa Bhirasri (a.k.a. Corrado Feroci and Father of Modern Art in Thailand) before furthering his studies at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, which is an elite artists’ institute for national and international top talent.
For over four decades of residing in the Netherlands, Mr. Chavalit is able to subtly observe uniqueness from both Thai-Dutch vantage points whilst continuing to extend his artistic explorations. He has witnessed the rise and fall of Thai Modernist art against swings of changing traditions and shifts in social values. Today, many younger Thai contemporary artists exhibit their works internationally within a theoretical context of post-modernism in Thailand but very few living artists have actually witnessed how modern art began in this country.
These paintings by Mr. Chavalit are masterful contribution to the trans-cultural genre of modern Abstract art with geometric forms. Even in our current age of Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator software, we can still be dazzled by the appearance of simplicity. As we acknowledge how formation of lines, shapes and colors affect our visual and other sensory perceptions. Beauty (or otherwise) should only exist in the instinctive and distinguished eye of the beholder.
Dr. Prapon Kumjim
Head of the Art Center
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Siriwat Pokrajen (PR Officer)
The Art Center
7th Fl, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University