This work is a refuge of sorts. On the one hand, it serves as a place for safe explorations into questions about my own humanity. A place to challenge my innermost fears, the darkness that lurks in the shadows of my being. As such, I attempt to exhaust a topic, an insight or a thought that appears after a short zazen.
On the other hand, my refuge takes shape after the drawings are done, in the collective body of work that is building over time. While I fail at sitting and manifesting daily, the overall work that is being generated becomes a new path for living. In it, I find new insights and habits that are played out over days only to fall back into questioning on the next session.
I attempt to keep in check the self-indulgent nature of the work, through the rigor of the questions, the dedication of sitting and the honesty with which I ask myself hard and easy questions, as well as the lack of boundaries of the exploration.
The visual elements of the work are deliberate attempts to simplify the means in order to produce an honest questioning. The markings are evolving to become more direct, shortening the preamble to arrive at the most vulnerable insight at any given moment.
Currently living in Bangkok, Thailand.
2019 Who I Am, ATT19, Bangkok, Thailand
2018 Love, Woof Pack, Bangkok, Thailand
2017 Reality of My Life, Art & Art Gallery, Miami, USA
2017 Shukke, Latar Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
2017 Shukke, Art1, Jakarta, Indonesia
2017 Surrender, Art Stage, Singapore,
2016 Surrender, Serindia, Bangkok, Thailand
2016 My Tokyo, Tokyobike, New York, USA
2016 Everything Is As It Is, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Everything Suffers, Rzim, Sasayama, Japan
2015 Impermanence, Nambatei, Okayama, Japan
2019 Rebirth, WSMA, Gose, Japan (forthcoming)
2019 Belonging, Artereal, Sydney, Australia
2018 #ALLTHEFEELS, Artereal, Sydney, Australia
2018 Soul, WSMA, Gose, Japan
2018 Freedom, Art Porters, Art Stage, Singapore
2017 Reality of My Life, Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, USA
2017 Love, Art Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
2017 Ginga, WSMA, Tenakawa, Japan
2017 Hotel Art Fair, Bangkok, Thailand
2016 Humility, WSMA, Uda, Japan
2016 Hotel Art Fair, Bangkok, Thailand
2016 Because This Exist, That Exist, WSMA, Uda, Japan
2015 Open Studio, Miami, USA
2015 Emptiness, WSMA, Uda, Japan
2006 New Drawings, Matter, New York, USA
2005 Love: Conversation, Matter, New York, USA
1995 Untitled: Strategies of Awareness, New Langton
Arts, California, USA
Chalotorn Anchaleesahakorn, Love, Fine Art Magazine Volume 15, April-June 2018, p 52-55, Magazine.
Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, “The many shapes of love”, Bangkok Post, 28 February 2018, https://tinyurl.com/ya4jo8lt
Works held in private collections in Australia, China, France,
Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Panama, Philipines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela