Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Thai artist Fasang Navaaran (b. 1967). The exhibition is curated by Nim Niyomsin, titled The Journey. It is scheduled to run from 18 February – 25 March 2023 at Peterson Building, 712/1 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
The beauty found in the most basic elements and everyday materials underscores Fasang Navaaran’s practice. Colours, lines, and forms are arranged to create a minimalistic yet fully complete work of art. Often, he incorporates found objects, such as discarded paper, postal boxes, and pieces of fabric. His art raises minor and simple items and allows them to reach their full potential.
The Journey sheds light on Navaaran’s artistic practices over a twenty-year period, from his early professional career to the present. The exhibition follows each significant step of his discoveries and developments. It also represents his persistence and drives to create using any available and suitable means and materials. Works presented here are in various media. The majority of them are from his latest series, while others are works that can be traced back to the early 2000s.
Fasang Navaaran (b. 1967, Thailand) works in mixed media, painting and installation to create abstraction. He attended the College of Technology and Vocational Education (currently the Rajamangala University of Technology Isan) in 1983 and studied Painting and Architecture. The combination of colours, lines, and forms is the essence of his art. Navaaran perceives beauty in its simplicity. The sincerity of his work is revealed by the display of the materials’ natural substances. Often, found objects and colour hues are constructed and arranged into geometric forms. The appeal of his work is not in its order but in its harmonious composition.
Navaaran has participated in many groups and solo exhibitions in Thailand and abroad, including Message, Museum of Contemporary Art Bangkok (2021), Form and Intent, Abstract-project, Paris (2019), painting*installations*objects, Gallery Kierat, Szczecin, Poland (2017), Are Different, Marsi Gallery, Bangkok (2013), Biennale Internationale d’Art Non-Objectif, France (2013), A moveable model, Hof Art, Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC)(2011), Appropriate, H Gallery, Bangkok (2008), Swirling, Gusty Wind, Gallery 55, Bangkok (2005), ARTSingapore 2002 and Stream of Survival I, Gallery 55, Bangkok (1999).
Navaaran currently lives and works in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Fasang Navaaran – The Journey (Curated by Nim Niyomsin)
18 February - 25 March 2023
Richard Koh Fine Art
Peterson Building, 712/1,
9th Floor, Sukhumvit Rd,
Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei,
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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