“Ordinary is a Mystery” by Thai three young artists

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“Ordinary is a Mystery”

by Thai three young artists

06 – 27 January 2024

At Richard Koh Fine Art Bangkok

Peterson Building, 712/1, 9F, Sukhumwit Road

Opening Reception: 06 January (Saturday), 1 pm – 4 pm

Richard Koh Fine Art is proud to present an exhibition of contemporary paintings by three young artists with uniquely compelling concepts and styles. The group comprises Kongsak Kampakdee, Chatchapon Nantamanop, and Wantaya Thitipaisal.

The exhibition ‘Ordinary is a Mystery’ showcases the intriguing commonalities interwoven between the 3 artists to evoke certain feelings of being observed, leading to a distinctive emotions and interpretations based on each artist’s individual approach. In these paintings, viewers will sense an indescribable ambiguity through the strange and mysterious atmosphere embedded in portraits, landscapes, and even seemingly ordinary environments and activities, where the employed language and visual grammar are enigmatically both contradictory and cooperative.

Kongsak’s paintings explore ambiance and the interaction of elements in the images, creating an unusual feeling between people, places, and times. Chatchapon’s works engage with space and the fragments of relationships that arise from different places, objects, and feelings, producing a surreal-like effect that leads to emptiness and prompts more questions within the mind.

These works resonate with Wantaya’s diverse pieces, unveiling depictions with twisted connotations from inner states, resembling parallel images of reality and interpretation. The paintings of these three artists reflect the existence of doubt, wonder, and questioning of normality within the missing souls and the void of society, connecting us to the strange, and mysterious, and slow aspects that overlap with the mundane sceneries of our everyday lives.

The ‘Ordinary is a Mystery’ exhibition is open for viewing from 6 to 27 January 2024 at Richard Koh Fine Art, Peterson Building, 712/1, 9th floor, Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. Admission is free.

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About 3 artists:

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CHATCHAPON NANTAMANOP (b.1997, Bangkok, Thailand) studied at the College of Fine Art majoring in Painting at the Painting and Sculpture Faculty at Silpakorn University, in Bangkok.

Chatchapon lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand



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KONGSAK KAMPAKDEE (b.1996, Khonkaen, Thailand) studied at the Holly redeemer Northeastern Region School in 2007 at Khonkaen and graduated in Faculty of Painting , Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand in 2021. First exhibition Huk Mum at I-box gallery in Nakhon phathom.



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WANTAYA THITIPAISAL (b.1984, Thailand) or Arm Wantaya is a self-taught artist from Nonthaburi, Thailand.

After graduating from Raffles Design College in 2006, he went on to study Multimedia at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, before voluntarily leaving the field of advertising in 2018 to focus solely on his artwork.

Working across several disciplines (painting, ceramic and moving image) Wantaya’s work explores themes of dialogue and assimilation. Subject matters are drawn from the mundanity of everyday life to pressing and complex socio-political issues, each piece an intimate reflection of the artist’s cognisance.

All images are subjected to copyright.

For more information, please contact:

TQPR Thailand

Tom Van Blarcom I Tel: 0 2260 5820 I tom@tqpr.com

Titichayapon Ang I Tel: 0 2260 5820 I nuie@tqpr.com


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