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Cheksant Gangakate

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Cheksant Gangakate

Born: 1968

Hometown: Bangkok

Based in: Bangkok

 

Cheksant Gangakate is a Thai-American who was born in Bangkok but was based in the US for a number of years before returning. He has lived, studied and worked in Texas, Nebraska and San Francisco and hold a BFA in Fine Art, and later a MFA. Gangakate gained a number of awards and recognitions while in the US. His paintings typically have an unconventional heavy texture, build up with mixed media. His investigations in the issue of socio-cultural, globalization, metaphysics, later he has begun to embrace a variety of methods, exploring the idea of Under Erasure with, crossing painting with other mixed media as extended field.

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About Cheksant Gangakate


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What inspires you?

Our environment


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Describe your creative process.

As I start a new set of work, I need to research, explored, develop ideas to reach a concept which process in tandem with choosing medium. Later, the visual language unfold as I interrogate and try to exhaust the ideas, then move on.


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Textured, Strings, Conceptual


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Sean Scully, Richard Serra, Richard Diebenkorn, Francis Bacon, Max Ernst, Jay DeFeo, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Spirit


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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Be at the right time at the right place!


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Where do you go for inspiration?

Nature, Books, Music

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