SURIWAN SUTHAM, ILLUSION – WOMANKIND, BANGKOK ART AND CULTURE CENTRE

Today we are talking about the impressive work of Suriwan Sutham, an emerging and talented Thai female artist. The first time that I saw his work was at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center as a current exhibition. The artworks are painted in maxi format and they immediately caught my attention. The pictorial technique is […]

CHICHU ART MUSEUM, NAOSHIMA ISLAND, JAPAN

Works by Claude Monet, Walter De Maria, and James Turrell form the permanent collection at the Tadao Ando-designed Museum. A subterranean space surrounded by the scenic Inland Sea, the museum invites consideration of our relationship with nature. Visitors can view five Monet paintings that are made visible entirely by natural lighting while being underground. The […]

FLOWER BALL (3-D) SEQUOIA SEMPERVIRENS, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, 2002, JAPAN

Takashi Murakami is a leading figure in the art world, he coined the “superflat” art movement that combines Japanese anime and ukiyo-e (traditional Japanese block prints) influences. “My aesthetic sense was formed at a young age by what surrounded me: the narrow residential spaces of Japan and the mental escapes from those spaces that took […]

HAPPYLAND – A PLACE THAT WONT MAKE YOU HAPPY AT ALL – TONDO, MANILA

When I heard the first time about Happyland and I saw some pictures made by Ted McDonnell I had goose bumps and tears raced down my cheeks. The situation in Tondo, the poorest area of Manila, is still dramatic and getting worst day by day. People there live surrounded by garbage. Junk covers the streets […]