Graphite, Acrylic, graphite, human hair on canvas
Dimensions: 120cm (H) x 150cm (W) / 47.2" (H) x 59.1" (W)
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The atmosphere surrounding us, circulating through all life, is part of the ecosystem. In ancient Greek, the word for breath, Pneuma, also implies ‘spirit’ and ‘soul’. The human respiration system is significant since it connotes something both intimate and communal, revealing social and physical connections through the air we breathe.
Imhathai Suwatthanasilp weaves human hair into specific shapes. She also uses hair for mono-print and outlines on canvas. Her art is a reaction against the intense air pollution she faces in the North of Thailand. She explores the stubble burning problem and the underlying complex issues of the country’s political, economic, and social structures.
Suwatthanasilp tackle the deeper relationship between people and their environments. Everything and everyone are interconnected. Works in this exhibition result from personal and painstaking processes. Every breath and movement while working requires high concentration. Respiration not only appears in the subject matter but also underlies the artists’ practices, their physical and psychological states linger in the art.
Based in: Lamphun
Imhathai Suwatthanasilp (b. 1981) Lives and works in Lamphun and Bangkok, Thailand
Imhathai Suwatthanasilp received a Bachelor’s degree in Thai Arts with 2nd Class Honors, and her Master’s degree in Thai Arts from Silpakorn University, Bangkok. In 2006, she won a scholarship to study at the Exchange Program at Ecole Nationale …
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