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 […]

#WomensDay2018 | SELF-PORTRAIT WITH THORN NECKLACE AND HUMMINGBIRD, FRIDA KAHLO, 1940

Frida Kahlo is “the first woman to turn her body into a manifesto, to exhibit her own femininity in a manner that was direct, explicit and occasionally violent, revolutionising women’s role in art forever”. Her body becomes the means to explore themes such as gender identity, a displayed femininity (a body that becomes both sacrificial […]

NORMAN ROCKWELL, TRIPLE SELF-PORTRAIT, 1960 – #illusthursday

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) is one of the best known and loved American illustrators of the twentieth century. Known for his commercial paintings, for more than six decades he brought to life more than 4,000 original artworks, painting humans and everyday life with his subtle and talented eye. THE CRITICS Despite his broad popular success and […]