Ceramic exhibition by 3 international artists
Vipoo Srivilasa, Shin Koyama, and Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk
La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand
February 14 – April 10, 2020
La Lanta Fine Art is pleased to announce a group exhibition “Indigo Monsters Return” by 3 international artists; Vipoo Srivilasa (Thai/Australian), Shin Koyama (Japanese) and Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk (Dutch).
“Indigo Monsters” began in October 2010 when the three artists first met at the capital city of blue and white porcelain, Jingdezhen, China. Here, they worked collaboratively to celebrate their shared passion for porcelain and the color of white and blue.
It has been 5 years since the first “Indigo Monsters” project debuted in La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok in 2012. As the name suggests, the artists choose monsters as their subject due to the strong traditional and local connotations, as well as a powerful global contemporary resonance. The color ‘indigo’ is obligatory in this collaborative exhibition.
Unlike its previous edition in 2012 where the chosen material was watercolor and ink on paper, in 2020 the 3 participating artists will showcase their monsters in the form of porcelain with native clay from Australia, Japan, and the Netherlands respectively.
By revitalizing the historical ties that connect Holland with both Japan and Thailand, the artists aims to investigate different ways to trade ideas between the three cultures. In this sense “Indigo Monsters Return” is a response to the seismic power shift taking place, from the west to the east. It is also a model for how artists can address the economic, cultural and environmental monsters to which this shift is giving birth.
The exhibition is on display from February 14 to April 10. The opening reception is organized on Friday, February 14 from 5 pm to midnight. The event coincides with Galleries Nights 2020. On this night, art galleries on Silom and Sathorn areas open until midnight. Gallery visitors can benefit from hop-on-hop-off free tuktuk rides that provide transportation between art galleries in the areas.
La Lanta Fine Art
Unit B, 3rd Floor, N22 Art Warehouse, 2198/10-11 Narathiwas Rajanakarin Road soi 22, Chongnonsi, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120 Tel: +662 050 7882 e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org