15 October – 7 November 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday 15 October 2015, 7pm
Dreaming Out Loud will be the 7th solo exhibition in a 20-year long career as an artist, creative director, teacher and art instigator. Top is drawn to the reasons why people make art and the why and where of inspiration for his own his artistic expression.
Intrigued by his vivid nocturnal dreams and images, he decided to experiment with various ways of generating and capturing the extreme, colourful and bizarre visions of his sleeping world. He decided that this sleeping life is his life awake and a genuine truth of himself; a truth, calling and justifying from within to make another art exhibition.
“ I usually don’t have long dreams, most dreams that I had are very short and jumpy much like when you are fast forwarding or rewinding the VDO tape, but once in a long while I had these long dreams where I am fully aware of my surroundings and being able to remember everything from the start to the finish and that is why I think it might be worth while to share it with my friends” and now to a larger audience…
The exhibition comprises 3 different dreams interpreted and articulated into the three different installations. All of them experienced in 2014 when he awoke in awe of the vivid dream-state and decided to recorded them immediately.
Top Changtrakul is Bangkok a based artist and creative director of Farmgroup. He graduated with a MA in Fine Arts in New Genres/Performances from San Francisco Art Institutute, California. He had been in group and solo shows in New York, Korea, Bangkok, Finland as well as the Venice Biennale. His work is known for creating puns, expressing wit and hilarity as well as sarcasm.
“Changtrakul’s pieces clearly function as Duchampian puns, resonating the wit and subversive humour of an artist well-versed in histories of the readymade, Conceptualism and Fluxus” (Extract from review of Top’s New Inventions II Exhibition in New York in 2001 by Sirin Thada)
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7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
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