Venus in the Shell
Phannapast “Yoon” Taychamaythakool
In Greek and Roman mythology, Aphrodite, or Venus, is the goddess of love, desire, beauty, prosperity, fertility, and victory. Even as a goddess, Venus experienced disappointments felt by humans, such as jealousy, loss, and sadness.
Over the centuries, Venus has been depicted in the forms of sculptures and paintings such as ‘The Birth of Venus,’ by Sandro Botticelli, or Venus de Milo sculpture, which has later become a trademark for sewing equipment.
Wheel of Fortune
Mandragora in the Vase
I will be free
Venus in the Shell by Phannapast “Yoon” Taychamaythakool, an internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator, takes the visitor into an extraordinary world of mythology and imagination, presenting while presenting her own interpretation of Venus, love, and beauty.
The Exhibition is presented in four chapters: Forbidden Flower, Moonlight Dive, Mandragora in the Vase, and The Wanderer. Visiting the exhibition, you will delve into the secretive corners of humanity’s fragility, anger, disappointment, love, joy, jealousy, brightness, and darkness. The artist’s wish is to embrace the reality of life, not just those depicted by the gods.
Phannapast Taychamaythakool (Yoon) is a Thai artist/illustrator who tells her personal stories through her drawings of animal characters and flowers. Phannapast graduated from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand with a Fashion Design degree. After she graduated, she worked with Thai fashion brands, while at the same time, continuing her love for drawing and handcrafts.
After following her dream as an artist, her works were discovered by Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci. Phannapast then started to collaborate with Gucci for many projects including; Gucci Tian, The Fairy Tale book for Le Marché de Merveilles collection, Bloom Acqua di Fiori, DIY sneakers, and Gucci Art Wall in Soho, New York. Phannapast has also collaborated with Instagram to create a work called ‘Stranger in My Garden’ that talks about the fantasy of an online world.
Phannapast’s works always tell the stories of her personal life. She uses different personalities of animals to represent her feelings at the time. Her animal characters are always doing something and telling some stories from their world. Phannapast likes to pay attention to details of the drawings, the colors and the gimmick of a picture. Phannapast often gets her inspiration from her surroundings. This includes her upbringing in a Thai-Chinese family, in which she always passes on the love of her culture into the work. Her recently collaborations were including Sulwhasoo, Sanrio EU, Nescafé, etc.
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