Spiritual Spaceship

Spiritual Spaceship
by
Torlarp Larpjaroensook

 

 

 

 

Artist: Torlarp Larpjaroensook
Title: Spiritual Spaceship
Year: 2018
Technique: Found Objects; Antique Teak Wood Cabinets, Vases, Metal, Copper, Monitor, Electronic Lamb
Size: W485 cm X L815 cm X H349 cm
Collection of: Artist

This exhibition will be held at BACC as part of BANGKOK ART BIENNALE From October 19 until February 3 ; our nation’s capital will be brought to life as the 123 year old art exhibition Biennale comes to Bangkok for the first time. Hosting 75 internationally acclaimed artists from 34 countries, in 20 locations across the city

Bangkok Art Biennale Website

 

 

 

A scene from the past, a wooden house by the Chao Chet Canal in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, a nostalgic image of Amah (Grandma) during the Moon Festival (Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival) made me question the communication between Earthlings and celestial beings. Several explanations of the mysteriously vast universe were offered, yet the belief still journeyed across the sea, anchored, then settled on the land where hope remains.

On the other side of the land, modern advancement has developed a propulsion mechanism capable of conquering astronomical objects, even leading to a footprint left on the moon. Yet, this development could not diminish the value of custom. The inspiration and the hope received through blessings from the sky work in parallel with tangible mechanical progress.

Our experiences link and shape the past in order to pave a new path to deliver us to the present. Time might compel us to glance in a flash or to forget the existence of that which we see. From that point on, vases, drawers, and antique wooden cabinets, all take me back to the past. The recovering of the past leads to the integration of science with the experience of the unknown which results in the assemblage of this vehicle capable of travelling back to the self beyond the time connection point.

Conscious that the present is the past of the future, the present of the past then means the root of self. Even when technology takes us a million light-year further, the border of the universe remains beyond reach. This vehicle propels back toward the opposite direction, with the belief as its fuel, taking us back to where hope still lingers.

 

Born on December 9th, 1977, he was raised in a houseboat in Ayutthaya. He studied art at the college of Fine Arts, Bangkok. Later on, he graduated a Bachelor degree with a major in painting from Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University.

Torlarp Larpjaroensook is a multidisciplinary artist who is interested in the integration of various techniques; painting, sculpture, installation and interactive art to connect art to wider audience. In 2008, he established Gallery Seescape (alternative art space) in Chiang Mai in order to create interaction between people and art. In 2009, he set up a mobile gallery project called “3147966” in collaboration with other   international artists to bring art to local communities. In 2011, he had a solo exhibition “Bookshelf” at 8Q Singapore Art Museum where his work was collected by Singapore Art Museum. In 2012, his solo exhibition “In Progress” was exhibited at Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, Singapore. He also was one of a selected Artist in Residency of Koganecho Bazaar Yokohama project (Japan) and created an installation art called “Live there life here” aimed to connect people and different places with art. Torlarp is now based in Chaing Mai, Thailand where he runs Gallery Seescape and actively create his new series of his artwork.

 

Solo Exhibition:

2015 – “The Journey of Switchhead: Hidden Lab” (installation) at Siam Center, Bangkok, Thailand

2015 – “The Journey of Switchhead: Send Mom to The Moon” (installation) at Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2014 – “No dinning together” (installation) at Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2013 – “Live there life here” (installation) at Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan
– “Live there life here” (installation) at Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2012 – “In Progress” (installation) at Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, Singapore

2011 – “Bookshelf” (installation) at 8Q Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (Collection of Singapore Art Museum)

2010 – “Place it there” (painting), solo exhibition at Bo{ok}hemian Art Space, Phuket, Thailand

2009 – “Fix2” (painting) at Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Group Exhibition:

2018 – “I – solated Beings” (installation) at S.A.C Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

2017 – “Life of Objects” (installation) at ADM Gallery, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
– “Man & God” (Installation) at Tribes Community, Bangkok, Thailand

2016 – “Tracing the Post – An Insight into Thai contemporary art scene” (installation) at nca (Nichido Contemporary Art), Tokyo, Japan

2015 – “Tropikos” at HOF Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand

2014 – “Medium at Large” at SAM:  Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
– “Chiang Mai Design Week” Chiang Mai, Thailand
– “Hotel Art Fair 2014” at LUXX hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

2013 – “We-Low Gallery” by NARA Yoshitomo + MORIKITA Shin + AOKI
– Kazuhiro + ISHIDA Shiori + SAKAI Yumeko at Aichi Triennale 2013, Nagoya, Japan
– “Phamacide Arts” at Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand

2012 – “80 YEARS 2475: Don’t talk the Truth of an Uncertainly Dream”
–  Gallery Seescape in corroborate with VER Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
– “Northern light” at Arteral, Sydney, Australia
– “20 kilos project” (session 2) at Artspace MITE-Ugro, Gwanju, South Korea
– “Nike Better World” at 180 Orchard Road, Singapore

2011 – “Chiangmai Now” at Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand
– “Phamecide Art Regional Exhibition” Environmental art project, France
– “20 kilos project” at Artry Gallery Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
– “Gold fieber” at SNO center, Sydney, Australia

 

 

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