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The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Exhibition Detail
"HEET 12" - new artworks by Jessada Kongsommart
4 Chao-Fa Road
near Kao San Road
10200 Bangkok
Pranakorn
Thailand


May 4th, 2011 - May 30th, 2011
Opening: 
May 11th, 2011 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Invitation Art Exhibition National Gallery, Bangkok, Jessada KongsommartJessada Kongsommart,
Invitation Art Exhibition National Gallery, Bangkok

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.national-gallery.go.th/eng/li...
COUNTRY:  
Thailand
PHONE:  
+66 2 282-2639-40
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday - Sunday 9 am - 4 pm
TAGS:  
Fine Arts in Thailand, surrealism, realism, performance, Thai contemporary artist, trompe l'oeil
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Artist's Statement

I was born and raised in the countryside of north east Thailand, living and growing up in the calm, warm and simple traditional lifestyle which is a close knit community, and at one with nature. Here, the people are helpful, spiritually good, and lead their lives in a very simple way. There is no complicated lifestyle.

When the season for the harvest arrives, all the machinery is made ready to plow and farm the land. After the agricultural duties are complete, people attend to their handicraft work. Women prepare their tools for spinning, and weave the colourful silk threads in preparation for forthcoming celebrations. The men in turn, gather and prepare materials for their handicraft work before the rainy season comes. These are the kinds of country life activities which have been going on from the past to present day, and the skills are passed on from generation to generation.

These everyday activities are all about the beauty of local Thai culture which have been rooted in the conscious and subconscious in me, and all people of north eastern Thailand. JK


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