August, 2012

Cosmic Totems by Albert Yonathan

August 25th, 2012

EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 15TH!

(Albert has just been selected as 1 of 5 Indonesian artists for the 2013 Venice Biennale!)
 
Opening Reception: Friday 21 September
6PM
21 September – 25 October 2012

 

 
 
WTF Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of a new exhibition "Cosmic Totems" by Albert Yonathan Setyawan. The exhibition comprises 20 drawings all made during 2011-2012. Albert Yonathan’s work uses aesthetic elements that encompass contemporary forms combined with semi-traditional nature drawings that hint at hidden spiritual dimensions and connections. His deeply personal, figurative works depict the artist’s process of drawing, composing and transferring images that negotiate the complexity of the interrelationship between humanity and nature.
 
Inspired by  the characteristic of ancient totems, botanical or herbarium, and  the used of traditional abstract patterns, this latest work of Albert’s speaks to his fascination with the mystical aspects of nature that spiritually affects human beings. Drawn by the spiritual existence that connects man to nature, the artist utilizes simple, structural forms of animals, flower and plants to illustrate his spiritual interaction with nature and parallel to his meditative process in making art. The works also portray the spiritual essence of his subjects, representing natural beauty, mystical and positive energy, through  the idiosyncrasies of his human perception.
 
Albert Yonathan earns his Master of Fine Arts from Institut Teknologi Bandung (Bandung Institute of Technology) in Indonesia. His work has been featured internationally in galleries and Biennales, with solo exhibitions in Japan, Jakarta and Singapore. His late shows of Cosmic Labyrinth and Silent Union (2010-2011) are in permanent collections at Singapore Art Museum.
 
 
 
Visitor Information
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10pm
Free Admission
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
www.wtfbangkok.com
BTS: Thonglor 
 
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila – Managing Director
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com

 

The ‘Brand New 2012’ Art Project

August 24th, 2012
Namfon Udomlertlak & Naruebes Vadvaree

Opening Reception:  September 1
6PM
FROM 1 – 18 September 2012
 
The ‘Brand New’ Art Project was initiated and launched in 2004 in order to seek cooperation among art galleries in Bangkok. The project has been continuously and successfully carried out and is now entering its 8th year this year with the aims to encourage, support and provide opportunities to new artists to showcase their works which are selected by the selecting committee members or curators.
 
For this year, we invite Ringo Bunoan as our guest curator to work on collaborative research and select art works for this year’s project. Ringo was among the group of artists and curators who participated in the establishment of an alternative space for Filipino contemporary art,‘Big Sky Mind’, which was very successful in the early years of 2000s. Currently, Ringo is also a researcher at the Asia Art Archive in the Philippines.
 
 
© Naruebes Vadvaree
 
 
 
© Namfon Udomlertlak 
 
 
‘Brand New 2012’ Exhibition Schedule
 
•••••••••••••••••••••••••
Artists: Namfon Udomlertlak and Naruebes Vadvaree
 
Space: WTF Café & Gallery
 
•••••••••••••••••••••••••
 
Artists: Dontree Siribanjongsak, Thanarat Siripidej and Latthapon Koakiatarkul
 
Space: Bangkok University Gallery
 
Time: 15 September – 20 October 2012
 
Opening Reception: 15 September 2012 at 18.00 hrs.
 
•••••••••••••••••••••••••
 
Artists: Jaitip Jaidee and Nattapass Jirasatitwarakul
 
Space: Numthong Gallery at Aree
 
Time: 22 September – 21 October 2012
 
Opening Reception: 22 September 2012 at 18.00 hrs.
 
 
Artist Profile
 
Namfon Udomlertlak received B.F.A with 2nd honor in painting from the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University. In 2008, She participated to exhibit in “nothing to talk about let talk about nothing” at Lollypop Gallery. In 2009, She participated to exhibit in  “Painting to Enchanced Awareness of the Environmental Crises” at The Queen’s Gallery, “Nam Fon Plai Duen” at Merz Artspace Gallery and “Supermarket of Idea” at TCDC Emporium. In 2010. She was selected in Artist in Residence Program at Tourism and Creativity in Phuket by Hiroyuki Nobuto from Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University. In 2011, She participated to exhibit in “Warning” at National School of Beaux-Art, Paris, France and “What do you see?” at Bangkok Art and Culture Center. In 2012, She participated to exhibit in “A Part of You A Part of Me” at SOL gallery.
 
Naruebes Vadvaree B.F.A candidate in painting from Department of Fine Arts ,Faculty of Architecture , King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkabang. In 2010, He participated to exhibit in “The 6th International Photographic Exhibition 2010”, received the honorable prize in the International Photograpic Contest in the commemoration of Prince Naris Day 2010 and distinguished the Prize in " Young Thai Artist Award 2010 " in Photography Category. In 2011, He distinguished the Prize in " Young Thai Artist Award 2011 " in Photography Category.
 
Dontree Siribanjongsak B.F.A candidate in painting from Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University. In 2009, He participated to exhibit in “How To Disappear Completely” at Meo Jai Dee Gallery. In 2010, He participated to exhibit in “Silence of Screaming” at Meo Jai Dee Gallery,  “Tang – Kerb” at Pannisa Gallery and “Avocado: Mini sculpture” at Gallery of Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University. In 2011, He participated to exhibit in “Fabric” at Minimal Gallery, “50/50” at Tita Gallery, “ABLE: Surviving the Flood: An Affordable Art Show” at Sangdee Gallery, “4Days 4Class 4Compossition” at Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University and “WhaTTo Dip: An International Art Exhibition /Collaboration Project” at Chiang Mai University Art Center. In 2012, He participated to exhibit in “80 years 2475: Don’t talk the Truth of an Uncertainly Dream” at Ver Gallery, Bangkok & (Lounge) Gallery See Scape.
 
Thanarat Siripidej B.F.A candidate in Sculpture from the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University. In 2009, He participated to exhibit in “Drawing” The 3rd Exhibition at the Central University Library, Silpakorn University and In 2011, “Sand Stone Sculpture” at H.R.H Princess Sirindhorn Gallery, Silpakorn University.
 
Latthapon Koakiatarkul received B.F.A in visual art from School of Fine and Applied, Bangkok University. In 2009, He participated to exhibit in “Bualung 101 Outstanding Artist” at The Bangkok Bank Foundation and Queen Sirikit and Gallery. In 2011, He participated to exhibit in “Sakid Think”, Degree Project Exhibitions, Super Product CO. LTD. In 2012, He participated to exhibit in “Still Lives” at Soul Space yoga studio & art gallery and “politic of me” at Bangkok Art and Culture Center.
 
Jaitip Jaidee received B.F.A in visual art from School of Fine and Applied, Bangkok University. In 2008, She participated to exhibit in “Bualung 101 Outstanding Artist” at The Bangkok Bank Foundation and Queen Sirikit and Gallery. In 2009, She participated to exhibit in “Pird-jook, Printmaking” at Bangkok University Gallery, Rungsit campus. In 2010, She participated to exhibit in “Show-Fun-Num-Nom” at Bangkok University Gallery, Rangsit campus and received The Art Education Grant from “The PraemRawat Foundation” In 2011, She participated to exhibit in “Sakid think” Degree Project Exhibition at Super Product CO.,LTD and In 2012 and as the assistant’s artist (Pinaree Sanpitak) in “Body Borders : Anything can Break”. She participated to exhibit in Photography Exhibition by NopadonKaosam-ang, A.E.Y. Space.
 
Nattapass Jirasatitwarakul B.F.A candidate in visual art from Chulalongkorn University. In 2012, He participated to exhibit in Trace” at Jim Thomson Art Center Gallery,  “Politics of me” at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, "TOO" at Chulalongkorn University Museum, "SCG Young Thai Artist Award 2011 " at The National Gallery and received the Grand Prize Young Thai artist Award 2011 (Photography)
 
 
More Information
Email: bugallery@bu.ac.th
Facebook: The ‘Brand New 2012’ Art Project
 
 
Contact
 
WTF Café & Gallery Tel. 0 2662 6246 Gallery Hours 17.00  - 22.00 hrs. (Tue – Sun)
 
Bangkok University Gallery Tel.  0 2350 3626 Gallery Hours 10 – 19 hrs. (Tue – Sat)
 
Numthong Gallery at Aree Tel. 081 918 5067 Gallery Hours 11.00 – 18.00 hrs. (Mon – Sat)