Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce Pachara Piyasongsoot (b.1985, Bangkok, Thailand) first solo exhibition in Malaysia. Titled, Harvest, it is slated to run from 2nd until 20th November 2021 at Richard Koh Fine Art, 34-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Central to Harvest is Pachara’s surrealistic exposition towards the nation’s long-running coup d’état against its divisive politics. Years of resolving the political crisis have normalised a coup culture – a self-perpetuating cycle the artist likens to a harvest season. After every coup, its military budget increases, raising suspicions about its authorisation and resource-spending.
Drawing from the nation’s extravagant landmarks such as the Rajabhakti Park, the Utthayan roads and the Government House, Pachara creates haunting impressions of gilded wealth as fogged landscapes. He devised visual cues in the forms of unlit street lamps, trees, and trimmed bushes set in fields, forests and gardens among them lurk forlorn, lone figures, luring viewers to identify and examine the state of corruptive practices and unavailing efforts.
PACHARA PIYASONGSOOT (b.1985, Bangkok, Thailand) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in B.F. A . (Graphic Arts), from The Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University. He is interested in the political and social context in Thailand. His painting are usually based on research of real places, people and narratives, by using photographs as important references for developing artworks. Pachara’s solo exhibitions include Harvest (2021) at Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Eternity Village (2020), and Anatomy of Silence (2018) both at ARTIST+RUN, Thailand, and finally, Author from the past (2012) at DOB Hualamphong Gallery, Thailand. Currently he is working as a full-time artist.
Pachara Piyasongsoot – Harvest
2 - 20 November 2021
Richard Koh Fine Art,
34-1, Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar Baru, 59100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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