THREE WORLDS: Though the Lens
Contemporary Art Jewelry and Object Arts by Jiro Kamata
Photography by Chalat Kanjanaratanakorn
6 August – 18 September 2022
Opening Reception 6 August 2022, 18:00 – 20:00 hrs.
ATTA Gallery is pleased to present a joint solo exhibition of contemporary art jewelry and object arts by Jiro Kamata and photography by Chalat Kanjanaratanakorn. An opening reception will be held on Saturday 6 August 2022 between 18:00 – 20:00 hrs. Both artists will be present at the opening reception. In addition, on Sunday 7 August 2022 between 14:00-15:30 hrs., there will be a slide presentation of Jiro Kamata’s practice, followed by a floor talk offering an intimate opportunity to interact with art pieces while discussing them with the artist (in English).
** Due to Covid-19 restrictions, space is limited to 40 people for the Sunday event. To reserve seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 061-861-6824 during 11:00-19:00 hrs. Masks are required inside the gallery. **
About the Exhibition
When taking photographs, one looks through a camera lens out into the world, capturing what’s outside of oneself. Yet, what the lens captures is very often reflective of oneself, as one actively decides on what to capture based on one’s own perspectives.
A camera lens becomes what separates and joins the two “worlds” together—the inner world and the outer world of one’s “self”.
While viewing another person’s photograph, one creates through a different lens yet another personal layer of interpretation, perspective, narrative and meaning with the photograph. Therefore, a third dimension—a third world—beyond the inner world and outer world of a photographer’s self, is created.
Camera lenses link two artists together in this joint solo exhibition, while also make apparent of the differences in their practices.
Jiro Kamata (b. 1978) is a Japanese contemporary jewelry artist who was trained as a goldsmith in Japan and Germany and is now based in Munich, Germany after finishing his study at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich under Otto Kunzli in 2006. He has been using used camera lenses as his main materials for creating his contemporary jewelry and art objects in many innovative ways for the past 20 years. With the new series Holon, Jiro experimented with different colors of PVD coating on concave and convex camera lenses to create different types of reflections. To him, these lenses not only reflect our reality, but they may also change our perception.
Chalat Kanjanaratanakorn (b. 1993) is an emerging Thai visual artist based in Bangkok, Thailand. Although once trained in architecture from Monash University in Australia, he found photography his most natural medium. His photographs, subdued in colors and delicate in compositions, speak from a place best, if not only, accessible by photography. He uses photography as a language, through camera lenses, to interact with himself and others.
In this joint solo exhibition, Jiro’s and Chalat’s “worlds” are displayed side-by-side in the exhibition room, allowing viewers to connect and compare the two “worlds” and at the same time, create a personal dialogue with the artworks to transpire another “world”.
This exhibition is comparable to a lithograph print titled Three Worlds by M. C. Escher first printed in 1955, in that three perspectives are created in many contexts within the exhibition space. Therefore, through the lens of this joint solo exhibition, THREE WORLDS are being actively and simultaneously realized by the artists and the art viewers.
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About ATTA Gallery
Founded in 2010, ATTA Gallery is the first gallery in Thailand to specialize in Contemporary Art Jewelry.
In 2022, ATTA Gallery has broadened its scope to offer a variety of distinctive contemporary art, craft and design, with a special interest in materials, made by local and international creators.
Curatorial program at ATTA Gallery aims to create dialogues between different types of contemporary art, craft and design objects exhibiting together in exhibition settings, dialogues between local and international artists, as well as dialogues between the viewers and the pieces shown.
ATTA Gallery invites and assists visitors to the gallery to connect with collectible pieces of contemporary art, craft and design that are expressive of their unique identities so that they can add them to their houses and make their home environments reflective of how individualistic they and their lifestyles truly are.