bkk UNZINE Issue 43

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Published: 1st March 2024

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We are excited to announce our second group exhibition of the year!

Exhibition: “Where are we now?”
Date: From 09th March to 06th April 2024
Opening: Saturday 09th of March 2024 from 6pm

You are all invited to our second group exhibition of the year at the 404 Art gallery
Here is what the exhibition is about:
A group exhibition where artists share their personal journeys through diverse mediums, offering a mirror for art enthusiasts, encouraging them to reflect on their own experiences and connect with the exhibited pieces. For if Art is meant to connect us and remind us of our own humanity then let’s just do that.

Not only are we grateful to the fresh 404 Art Gallery for housing our exhibition for a month we are equally proud to feature Artists from our growing community:
@ginkgoplanet
@jakkawarnsomboon
@wesleyedwardsart
@thejum569
@boatpaperplane
@christian_klongtoey
@ymir.draws
@olssonartwork
@sarahcreativearts
@mehdifahraji

See you at the opening on March 9th from 6pm you can talk to Artists, enjoy food and drinks and engage in a deeper enjoyment of the artwork.

Artists in this issue

ARTOFHONGTAE Interview – one of the most passionate and honest Artists

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Hongtae Taecholarn aka ArtofHongtae was kind enough to let me interview him at his house which looks like a private art museum. We talked about what he does as an art influencer, how he balances his social media presence, how he respects his followers, what’s wrong with the current trend in the art scene in Bangkok and many many more.

Perfection Paralysis

Piya - Thorns of Grief

(Acrylic on canvas | 50cm x 70cm)

Being an artist can sometimes be paralyzing. Whether it’s about living up to the standards set by others, not knowing what to create, or battling that voice inside your head that tells you that your works are not good enough. I imagine that this comes from a place of fear. And fear, as others would say, can be your friend. You can embrace it but not get crippled by it. To this day, when I create an artwork, I still hear its voice. Sometimes, it sounds like someone I look up to. I hear it telling me that my work isn’t good enough. That I’m not good enough. But I try to create things anyway. Because there is joy in doing so and sometimes, it is reason enough to continue producing art. Not to have a successful art show, or earn money from it but because there’s happiness that comes with it. When we feel paralyzed, anxious, and feel like we should be productive but aren’t; we can always choose to show ourselves some compassion and find comfort in the idea that what we seek in creating art will never truly be about perfection.

Mar Jefferson Go

The Inner Child

Piya - Thorns of Grief

(Watercolor & Acrylic on paper | 29cm x 41.5cm)

Trying to make sense of what has always felt like a burning world. To convince oneself that such innocence still exists. The kind that can see beauty amid the chaos. Oh, how the world keeps challenging such optimism.

Mar Jefferson Go

In Between

Piya - Thorns of Grief

Technique : watercolor on paper

We kinda stuck in somewhere in between.

GINKGO

Coming to Peace

Piya - Thorns of Grief

At any point in our day we can ask ourselves where are we now? Are we dwelling in places inside of ourselves that are full of peace and understanding, or are we submerged in old thinking patterns that don’t serve ourselves or others? Every moment we answer this question of where we are not by the outside circumstance of our lives, but by the inward movements of the soul.

Wesley Edwards

Where I stand

Piya - Thorns of Grief

Inspiration comes from giving people chance to express your opinions without any regard for anything. Bring photographs to present using mixed media techniques, Arrange on 210gt paper size A2. My creations serve as a reminder to put an end to sexual harassment

Jakkawarn somboon

Time to Contemplate

Piya - Thorns of Grief

Today’s fast-paced society has escalated an urgency of everything, leaving little space for creativity. All is designed to be as quick as possible. However, a truly creative process requires ample time and no limits. Taking the time to reflect, review, adjust, and reevaluate ideas is crucial. Unfortunately, this valuable practice has been overshadowed by effective time management and a compulsion to produce quickly, sacrificing the opportunity for deep creative thinking.

I just wish we can step out of our breakneck daily schedules for a short while, miss a flight or just sit on a bus and move slowly. Gaining some extra, unplanned time to observe and contemplate.

– If everything is urgent, nothing is urgent –

Christian Fielitz

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