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The theme for November 2020 was HOME.
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Artists in this issue
Ban Rak Sun
The Comforts of the Creator
What magic happens behind the horse blinders of routine? The chair is in the corner. And the dust on the countertop remains undisturbed. A place of meditation and mediation between the left brain and the right.
The nonchalance of home lends itself to sublime expressions, hidden between breakfast, the bathroom, and sleep. Meditative gifts that come straight from the synapses, ready to be snatched and exploited.
Our personal environments may seem alien to others, even hostile. The air we breathe is our own. And, through the work we put out, we offer onto others shallow breaths of our own homely id. Not all may find them palatable but that’s the beauty of the game we play.
Home is not where the heart is. Home is where dreams are made.
Messy Corner of Home
Based on “Daydreaming” by Radiohead
Acrylic and Gouache on Arches [21″ x 28.5″] 2018
This painting is based on Radioheadâ€™s Daydreaming music video and their album art. The meaning of the video seems open to interpretation but I saw it as Thom Yorke walking through many doors in search for what is or what was his unattainable solace or home.
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The Frida Kahlo Lamp
I didn’t have the heart to throw away this old lamp that was bought by my mother so I decided to give the floor lamp some TLC and work on it, so I started to paint the lampshade first. I gave it a white base coat and then started to paint lovely objects on it like flowers, cactuses, hearts, and some images of Frida Kahlo (because I adore her!).
After I finished painting, I could not see any stains or rust anymore and the old floor lamp became brand new and shines brighter than ever, and has a stunning decoration piece in our home!
Kitchen in Bangkok
Recently I left Thailand and returned back to South Korea. I like the place where I used to live in Bangkok for three years. I felt cozy and relieved in that small place. I decided to paint this piece before leaving, to keep my memories of my life there.
If you have missed our previous issues, you can read them here:
Home is a Feeling, Not a Place
Home is Where the Horror is
I’ve always wanted to paint a scary house and with Halloween in October it was the perfect opportunity to do so. I started with dark values to get that eerie atmosphere and added the colors and effects. I’m still learning to use colors but if it looks scary in black and white, it’ll look scary in color.
We would like to introduce a new section in our magazine: Upcoming Events where we will give shout-outs to art events in Bangkok and online.