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Tower of Hope

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Tower of Hope

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Rattana Salee

US$ 8,800

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2019

Stainless steel

Unique Work

Dimensions: 115cm (H) x 70cm (W) x 60cm (D) / 45.3" (H) x 27.6" (W) x 23.6" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

Artist Statement

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Rattana Salee’s metal sculptures of architectural structures reflect the private and communal complexities of urban living. Evidence of supposed progress, the Thai capital has become one vast construction site. The builder’s raucous rattle of drill and hammer shakes almost every street in the city, while inhabitants seek mental and spiritual solace in the claustrophobic rectangular stacks they call home. Within such domestic confines, occupants establish individual expressions as refuge, yet the world beyond continues to infiltrate. Attempting a personal connection with the geographic, social, and psychological framework of the cityscape, Rattana’s sculpted frames evoke the decaying towers that still pierce the capital’s skyline, residues of economic fallout from the 1997 financial crisis. The devotion to the medium of sculpture, constant engaging in a dialogue with a vast city space and a focus to the socio-political commentary of a particular cultural surroundings render Rattana Salee’s work to be a paradigmatic representation of an urban art oriented practice.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1982

Hometown: Bangkok

Based in: Nakornpathom

EDUCATION

2013 Master of Fine Art (Sculpture), Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts at Silpakorn University. Bangkok, Thailand
2011 Certificate, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Paris, France
2007 Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok,Thailand

SOLO EXHIBITION

2018 “Suspended Memory,” People’s Gallery, Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC), Thailand
2010 “Shell Shocked,” Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand. Curated by Steven Pettifor

GROUP EXHIBITION

2017
Haiku Sculpture International Exhibition for Art University in Asia, Joshibi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Haiku International Sculpture Exhibition, Chiangmai City Art & Cultural Centre, Chingmai, Thailand
Representing localities: Memory and experience by Rattana Salee and Therdkiat Wangwatcharakul at Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok

2013
Tropical Lap 7 : ECHO – The Poetic of Translations residency program at LASALLE College of the Art, Singapore
Haiku International Sculpture Exhibition, Okinawa, Japan
“Inevitably Imperfect,” Artery Post-Modern Gallery,Bangkok, Thailand Curated by Dan Barry and Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy!
“ Body and Identity,” Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand

2012
“Myths and Reality,” Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand. Curated by Shireen Naziree
“Warning,” Atelier Jean-Luc Vilmuth École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), Paris, France

2011
“How did I get Here?,” Da Wang Culture Highland, Shenzhen, China

2010
“24 Hour:24 Days”, BACC, Bangkok, Thailand.!
“24hr.Art Project in Brand New 2009,” Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok, Curated by Grittiya Gaweewong
“Media is Massage” Works By Participants of the seminar: “Time Based Media1” at PSG Art Gallery, Bangkok. Organized by German Artists Dagmar Keller and Martin Wittwer
“Dichan Magazine Art Award” at Central World Plaza, Bangkok
“Art Thesis Exhibition 2008” at Silpakorn University, Bangkok
“Asian Fellowship 5.7.5 Haiku Mini Sculpture 2007” Okinawa, Japan
“24hr.Art Project” at Desolate house No. 33, Bangkok
“From Archaeological to Fine Art” at PSG Art Gallery, Bangkok

MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS

Selected artist for Artists abroad project, http://artistsabroad.org/portfolio/rattana-salee/
Life in Parallel: The Relation Between Image and Form of Contemporary Cityscape, online
November 2015: https://www.cobosocial.com/art-and-design/life-in-parallel-the-relationbetween-image-and-form-of-contemporary-cityscape/
Interview for a website project dedicated to contemporary Thai artists 2011.
“How did I get here?” By Rattana Salee (Lai Wei, LEFT art magazine in Shenzhen China, P.43, November 2011)
“Myths and Reality” Interview on Artscenetv.net, online July 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97x5EiHAdc
“Shell Shocked” By Rattana Salee (Pojanee Teeravanich, Fine Art Magazine, P.102 December 2010)
“Shell Shocked” By Rattana Salee (Usawadee Srithong, Art Culture Magazine, December 2010)
ART TV Interview, ART PUNKAN, “Shell Shock” By Rattana Salee, online December 2010,: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evm0SE83xzM
“24 Hour: 24 Days Exhibition” By 24 hrs art project group, (VNT., Fine Art Magazine, P.46 December 2010)
“Klinsri June Vanz The Rally Bike Art” (Kritsana, K. Khowsod Newspaper, 6 Mach, 2008: http://news.sanook.com/scoop/scoop_256935.php
“24 Hour Art Project” By 24 hrs art project group, (Aut Fongsamut, HYPE Magazine, P.56 April 2007)

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