bkk UNZINE Issue 47

ARTISTS UNITE !

Published: 1st July 2024

BKK Unzine Issue 24 - Loss

 

This time it’s very special, this is not just an issue, it’s an invitation to meet our Art community. This open call we announced for the group exhibition, workshops and art market is the best thing we have done for ourselves.

ARTISTS UNITE! Is a month-long event, where Artists come together to exhibit their work with activities programmed every Saturday. The first Saturday is the opening, the next Saturday we will have workshops taught by our talented Artists and finally the last Saturday of the group exhibition we will have some live drawing performance where Artists will draw on a paper.

 

-bkk UNZINE art magazine team

Artists in this issue

GOWWLI: Experimental folk rock band in Auroville, India

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I had the chance to talk to Magesh, the manager of the band GOWWLI, an indie folk rock band in Auroville, India. They organize an open mic every Friday to jam with other Artists and to give other talents a chance to showcase their creativity on stage.

The four seasons

Piya - Thorns of Grief

200 THB/piece

My four cats as different seasons.
Spring – Kaoru
Summer – Dumpling
Autumn – Hikaru
Winter – Mousse

Gemma

Cats potion perversity

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200 THB/piece

A set of four individual cats – digital and pencil crayons

1 Hikaru’s Monster Pochtion – Hic has cracked open a potion bottle full of monsters.

2 Dumpling’s Sleepoon – Dum is enjoying spreading some sleep potion, probably to calm Moshi Mosh down.

3 Kaoru’s Mushcology – Kar is growing some interesting mushrooms.

4 Mousse’s Magical Flutterfly – Moshi mosh has full blown set of a potion bottle to make everyone into a butterfly.

Meowtasticfour

Happy Meal I

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14,000 THB – 50x70cm – Oil pastel on canvas (2024)

Inspired by still-life impressionists, bursting with my childlike joy, a celebration of the simple pleasures I found in everyday life between food and nature around me. This painting is not a still life capturing realism, it’s a snapshot of a memory, a cherished moment of happiness, and a simple act of sharing a meal with those we love.

Happy Meal I

Wanlissa

Gelato El Niño

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2,000 THB

Acrylic painting with clay on 20 x 20 cm canvas
Experimenting on sculpting clay with my painting technique, trying to put some fun into Bangkok’s ridiculous weather conditions.

Artwormyy (Jezel)

Thick skinned

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4,000 THB

Its a 40 dm round canvas acrylic painting with snake sculpture.
I wrote a poem to accompany this piece.
Thick Skinned
When darkness is blinding
and silence is deafening
when you’re free of others’ judgement
and you’re left by yourself thinking
What kind of thoughts plague you?
How much negativity consumes you?
What do you.. tell yourself?
As outside is not a mere worry
Not minding it is easy
Its inside that greatly concerns me
I’m supposed to take care of me
Not be my worst enemy

Artwormyy (Jezel)

Monk and his Lizard

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Monk comes down from the mountain with Lizard on his back to save the world from the evil existence….

Skarnz

ood eed

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30,000 THB

80 x 100 cm Acrylic on Canvas

หลังจากดาวบ้านเกิดล่มสลายเนื่องจากมีพริกป่นกับซอสหม่าล่าปนอยู่ในชั้นบรรยากาศมากเกินไป ทำให้ตัวข้า ต้องระหกระเหินไปในกาแลคซี่ และได้แวะปั๊มที่ดวงดาวสีแดงดวงหนึ่ง ที่นี่มีเบอร์เกอร์อร่อยเลิศ เคล็ดลับคือ พวกเขาใช้เนื้อที่มาจากสัตว์ท้องถิ่น ที่มี 4 ขา ก้อนกลมๆ ดั่งสายไหม ร้อง อู้ดๆ อี้ดๆ ท่าทางตลกขบขัน

After my planet went “BOOM!” because of too much spice, I traveled to another galaxy. I found a burger place at a red-star pit stop. Their burgers were really good! They used meat from local animals with four legs, all fluffy and round, and they even made funny noises and silly dance.

GIDZIM

Enlightenment25

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3,000 THB

“Enlightenment25” Oil pastel painting on paper – size : a5 (paper)

“The night is perfect time to do mediation then talking with yourself like self-reflection because it’s quite and calm.”

“Enlightenment25” is one of my art in “The Garden of Enlightenment” collection.

The concept of this collection is comes from learning how to draw, to practice, to find my own style and I paint with happiness.

I hope you will enjoy in my garden of enlightenment 🙂

StoeyP

Twinssex

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Not for sale

Twinssex represents all genders.

Their bodies resembled those of newborn babies. No divisions exist.

Possess the freedom to think and act.

As in an ideal commonwealth.

If Buddha images represent Buddhism by serving as a reminder in Buddhists’ minds to do good deeds or be a good person, twinsex represents gender equality.

And I truly hope so.

Jakkawarn somboon

MAGNITUDE

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2,600 THB

This MAGNITUDE is a stunning exploration of the dynamic relationship between landscape and architecture. It captures a decade-long journey across different continents, highlighting the intricate interplay between natural and built environments. The image juxtaposes urban and natural settings, showcasing how local culture and climate influence the landscape. A solitary, ambiguous figure stands within the scene, providing a sense of scale and invoking a divine or ethereal presence. This figure symbolizes humanity’s dual role as both conqueror and vulnerable being within nature’s vast expanse. The photograph reflects the beauty, complexity, and diversity of these environments, inspiring reflection and appreciation for the spaces we inhabit and shape through human creativity and ingenuity.

Alexandra Polyakova

Connections1 / Connections2 Jan 24 50x60cm /Imprints1 80×80

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After a long break from working with acrylics, I have found myself returning to this medium. In my small-scale works and watercolour works, I am always aiming for realism. I make acrylic art for a different reason, which is to make an impact: to be boldly displayed. Here in Bangkok, I find that this busy city is always exciting me, and my latest acrylics are bright colours painted fairly quickly over a neutral background. It speaks to me of the constant movement here in Bangkok, and of the many connections made on a day out on the streets here. The background, though subtle, is built gradually over many days and is composed of many layers, which is a metaphor for the many layers of life and Bangkok culture.

Ros Wongdies

Light in the dark

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1,500 THB – The size of the artwork is 39×52 cm

My work is based on the principle of intuition: I spend a long time drawing vague strokes, sketching meters of paper, but at some point, the work starts to come to life, details emerge, and a story is born. For your exhibition, I offer a cute and fairy-tale-like piece that tells a story about dreams, loneliness, closeness, and miracles. The main character of the work is a lighthouse that flies and shines somewhere in the darkness, but at the darkest moment it flies up to each person, drops anchor and returns the light of hope to the person. The piece is made by my hands on paper using Chinese mineral pigments manufactured using traditional technologies. 

Kvazizabra

Shady Lady

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60,000 THB – 80x100cm Acrylic on Canvas

Daniel Romano

Level Up

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3,200 THB

Don’t level up to prove a point to anyone. Level up so that you’re living accordance to divine purpose. Level up for your inner peace and satisfaction. Receive enough to give to others.

Daisies Day Dream

Warm Heart

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3,200 THB

Are you tired?… Just lay down under the big tree and feel the heat from the sun, a warm earth under your body and a breeze touching your face. The beauty of nature will clear all grounds of anxiety in your mind. This might feel like a dream that you don’t wanna wake up from.

Daisies Day Dream

New Journey Awaits

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3,200 THB

Welcome all dreaming passengers. Please stand back the waking line on the platform. The orients of shiny dreams will arrive in 5 minutes. Don’t miss out!

Daisies Day Dream

What is Love?

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1,200 THB

Love is considered to be both positive and negative. It is is about having a companion, best friend or partner with you every avenue in the journey of life. Maybe, my love is about living with the art.

Daisies Day Dream

Take a Break

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3,200 THB

We all need a time to take a break from something hard and spend time alone to appreciate, experience and love yourself. Relaxing your own soul. You might get something precious!

Daisies Day Dream

Silent rustles

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10,000 THB – Acrylic on canvas, 30×30 cm

Soft breezes and rustles of leaves brings simple moments of peace and wonder.

Panisa Jermhansa

Good boy

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6,000 THB

I was inspired by the work of Japanese horror artists.

Daria Khramova

Psyche

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10,000 THB

Four corners of my mind: there is a poem that inspired this artwork about psyche and that which surrounds it, finally defines it.

” Life woven into a patchwork, colors of joys and sorrow, stitched and woven together like words and colors in a puzzle, Naked vibrations seduced into an empty world of euphemism”

Sreyashi Ghosh

The Fool in The Hill

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5,555 THB

Santiago de Chile, September 2023, 35mm Expired Cine Still Fuji FIlm 50D, Mamiya ZE-2, Mamiya Sekor E 50mm, manual exposition

I was high on a hill and high on mescaline, melting as the expired 35mm film under the sun, every big cacto I found in the way up, seemed to be a concentric accumulation of energy, as the elders trying to say something to the cacto in me…

Mi-Lo R

Trip trap

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Rollerball ink on light textured paper, 4.1×5.8″

Niamh

Love

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Expression can be of any form. This is the primary message of my artwork. When words can’t be verbalized our expressions can take varied forms.

Internalizing every feeling every emotion & letting it flow by way of tools in your hand is miraculous.

Ksemya art

nude sessions

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2,000 THB / drawing

This is a series of quick sketches that I made via video calls with models from different countries: Russia, Poland, Germany, UK. I’m inspired by the work I’m doing at the moment. I like to work quickly because I believe that the less time an artist has, the more natural his graphics will be. Speed helps me develop my style, intuition and reflexes. I also enjoy working with nudes because nudity creates an atmosphere of sincerity, vulnerability and trust. These works were done using crayons on A4 paper.

GRISHA WONDERFUL

Alter Dimension

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Media : Acrylic on Canvas – 50×50 cm

Digital size: 25×25 cm (2953 x 2953 px) 300 dpi

This is representation of my art journey, The distance between reality and imagination is very thin, only differentiated through action, but sometimes imagination is more lively than reality, only reality is what makes imagination become reality, this is where alter dimension is born by presenting imaginary figures who always accompany me when living my life.

Seta Triandi

Chupa Pop

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Gouache and ink on paper

My artwork tends towards the graphic, with isolated subjects. As an illustrator, I am largely influenced by Ukeo E, French comic books, and Winsor McCay. I arrived in Bangkok over three decades ago. Chupa Pops are one of the familiar objects that are very Thai, once ubiquitous, and now instill a feeling of nostalgia in me.

M. J. Johnston

We, The Boys

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This is, primarily, a charcoal on Nepalese Lokta paper artwork – Price: 10,000 thb

We, The Boys is a series of artwork that I have been working, and experimenting, on for the past year.

It indirectly narrates a very important, and somewhat personal, topic that remains a taboo–that keeps eating the innocence of young boys.

But just like the reality we live in, this artwork remains shy and timid to tell you the entire story.

Moe

This Title Was Lost Amongst The Chaos

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This is an ink on paper artwork that has been coloured digitally – Price: 2,500 thb

Moe

Reverie

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Not for sale – The artwork depicts a mermaid’s longing desire, adorned with numerous lotus flowers, leaves, and touches of gold. The concept was born from a deeply personal inspiration rooted in themes of beauty, nature, and introspection. Each lotus flower and leaf symbolizes purity, enlightenment, and the passage of time, evoking a sense of serenity and longing that resonates with us. The mermaid, a mythical creature often associated with longing and the lure of distant shores, serves as a poignant metaphor for yearning and desire. Her presence in the artwork symbolizes the depths of emotion and the unattainable dreams that fuel our imagination. 50cm x 60cm on canvas – mixed media (acrylics, watercolors, pastels and gold leaf.)

Arshia Atiq

SOMMOT

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5,000 THB

Size:27.94 x 38.1 cm – Technique: copic and pastel pencil on paper

We, as humans are attached to various objects, our physical bodies, our identities. In reality, our words are also imaginative means of communication and representation that foster understanding. 

Aunshii

P in pool

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9,000 THB = 80×60 cm – Acrylic on canvas

Once when I was a kid I went to a swimming pool. Sometimes I used to pee in the pool because I couldn’t hold it. So I created this painting to remind myself. I don’t pee in the pool anymore.  

BANGBONBOYY

Karma

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Paper on paper and Photoshop

When we stand on someone else’s shoulders, others also stand on ours.

Ardiansyah Yusuf

Grooming bebra

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5,000 THB

No matter who you are, it’s important what you do

Sophie Cars

Breads for the Poor

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Piya - Thorns of Grief
Piya - Thorns of Grief

First two paintings are at 40,000THB/ piece

The third one at 35,000 THB

“Breads for the Poor” is a reflection on the fundamental need for sustenance and the harsh reality of hunger in our society. Through this series I aim to evoke a sense of empathy and social responsibility.

Htoo Nan

The Star Lady #1

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3,500 THB – 24×30 cm – Technique: Mixed Media on Canvas

I personally love the shape of stars and I’ve always wanted to create some characters myself. If you are my friend and if you are Thai, I always called myself DAO which mean star in English. The funny thing with this nickname was from an old advertisements phrase. I’m not really sure what it was but the phrase was “คุณหลอกดาว (Khun Lok DAO)” which means oh you lied to me again! It was sad but funny so this phrase was spreading wild in Thailand. Moreover the meaning of the star to me is something that can shine by itself. So this character was meant to give people the encouragement and also cheer up everybody even when they are in the darkest circumstances of  life. Always remember to be a star, you can shine in your own way like a north star without needing to wait for someone to lead you!

Lilith Thayamontr

Noise Repetition

The artwork can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/328831863

Noise Repetition is an audio-visual piece that experiments with sound-making through real-time video rendering. It is a screen recording of raw, self-recorded video footage that is uploaded and previewed in After Effects. The method is to not manually manipulate the sounds, but rather let the software do it on its own.

Supisara

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