In Chanthep’s latest body of works, the artist challenges viewers on the complexities of time and its effects on reality. Through her mastery of watercolour, Chanthep attempts to reconcile the past and future by unfolding the progression of time vis-à-vis pop culture references and historical icons. Her visual cues are familiar yet displaced, and purposefully juxtaposed. There is also a certain degree of historical distortion within the visual narrative, muddling the lines between existence and myth, suggesting possible intersecting futures. Most importantly, the works stand as a poignant reminder of the ripple effects of time, and its echo into the future. Even a seemingly insignificant day can reverberate large changes into the future.
A proud alumni from the faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Chulalongkorn University, Chanthep’s career as an artist has grown in leaps and bounds since she graduated in 2008. Having an artist father has also tremendously shaped her practice. After her first successful solo in 2014, Chanthep received numerous offers for exhibition and saw herself participating in the prestiges 2014 Watercolour International II in Thessaloniki, Greece, in which her work graced the main exhibition poster. She has since participated in numerous overseas watercolour exhibitions and biennales including the 1st International Watercolour 2016 Biennale in Hong Kong and 2nd Tirana International Watercolour 2017 Biennale in Albania.
Phatcharaphan Chanthep – What A Difference A Day Makes