Pachara Piyasongsoot – Your Green Is Mine

Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is delighted to present “Your Green is Mine,” a solo exhibition featuring the works of prominent Thai artist Pachara Piyasongsoot. The exhibition will take place from 9th to 30th September 2023 at RKFA’s Singapore gallery, located at Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444.

Piyasongsoot’s “Your Green is Mine” offers a thought-provoking exploration of power, nationalism, and identity through the lens of nature. Drawing inspiration from the Rajabhakti Park in Thailand, where the statues of seven notable Thai kings are enshrined, Piyasongsoot reimagines the significance of trees and green spaces as symbols of strength and nobility.

The artist expressed how an interview excerpt from the garden designer of Rajabhakti Park led him to reassess the role of trees in the park’s design, as well as in other important locations commissioned by the Thai government. The artist highlights the perspective of the aristocracy, presenting trees as a representation of royal nationalism ideology and the perception of the people by those in power.

Through his paintings, Piyasongsoot offers a fresh and contrasting viewpoint, adopting the perspective of the people and positioning himself as the creator of a new world. He appropriates the green spaces and recontextualizes them within the confines of the canvas, liberating them from their original identities and labels. This act of creative imagination signifies a departure from a world where people are defined and subjugated by external forces.

Piyasongsoot’s artistic vision intertwines with socio-political commentary, inviting viewers to question established power structures and the implications of nationalism. By dismantling the boundaries of traditional landscapes, he opens up possibilities for reimagining personal and collective identities.

Your Green is Mine” promises to captivate art enthusiasts and challenge conventional perspectives on power dynamics, nationalism, and individual agency. Richard Koh Fine Art invites the public to experience this significant exhibition, which showcases Piyasongsoot’s evocative works that transcend boundaries and ignite contemplation.

 


 

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 is 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 living and working as a full-time artist in Bangkok, Thailand.

  Pachara Piyasongsoot – Your Green Is Mine

Pachara Piyasongsoot – Your Green Is Mine

9 - 30 September 2023

Richard Koh Fine Art
Blk 47 Malan Road #01-26 Gillman Barracks
Singapore 109444

Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays & Public Holidays

Pachara Piyasongsoot – Your Green is Mine

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