Paint with the colour of love this February with your love for art and your art of love.
The much-awaited month of the year is here — the month of love. One thing is for sure: February oozes with warmth and pure happiness, whether it’s a cosy romantic gesture for your loved ones or a self-love practice to embrace who you are. Bangkok is a vivaciously bright city that pumps life into each of its vibrant streets, so you simply can’t miss out on all the new seeds blooming this month — especially, when art is the greatest and the most beautiful way to express love. Art lovers, while Bangkok Design Week 2020 takes over the first half of the month, there are still plenty of art and cultural happenings to explore throughout the month. Here, we’ve put together a list of 10-must-see exhibitions you need to visit in Bangkok this February 2020, because if it’s on our artsy radar, it should definitely be on yours too.
From a sculptural figure made of fibreglass curated for outer space, to reflecting on different shades of love, let’s see how many of these exhibitions in Bangkok you can visit before the month’s end.
Love is not just about romance, fairytales, or happy endings. There’s a more complex side to it, because there are always (at least) two sides to the coin. ‘HER LOVE’ is an exhibition about this phenomenon through HERspective — a group of 8 female artists who have gathered together to share their personal perspective. Whether you’ve seen the beautiful side of it or been through the dark side, this exhibition is all about contemplating the attitude towards love in this era. Witness and comprehend the beauty of love here through oil and acrylic on canvas and ink calligraphy.
Can you imagine a sculptural figure made of fibreglass and chromium on stainless steel 40-km high in outer space? Yes, it’s the famous space-trotter sculpture better known as Mister Balloon. Witness a myriad of different captivating figures at Kostar’s Exhibition — Fly Me To The Moon and discover new dimensions. French artist Kostar’s urban art approach brings a cloud of inspiration for all.
Also a part of the Galleries’ Night Bangkok, this gallery exhibition is not just about the art that pours out of Adana’s soul into the canvas, but also imprints her journey of battling cancer and overcoming all hurdles in life. Franco-Cambodian artist and activist Adana Legros leaves you inspired by her passion for art and life.
Love is a beautiful feeling and it comes with different hidden emotions that sometimes we are unable to express. Artist Home-Sawan Umansap uses his specialised Color Pencils technique with oil painting to convey the feelings of love via his perspective. Whether it’s the beginning of teenage romance or deep love that has layers of mystery to it, Umansap beautifully captures this emotion. Consider this a perfect place for your first date.
Bangkok brings a slice of La Nuit Blanche to the city, under the cultural blanket of local and international contemporary art once again. For the seventh time running, the Embassy of France brings Galleries’ Night for all like-minded creative curators out there, to discover art this time under the concept of “Love is in the art”. Hop on a tuk-tuk and take your date for a romantic adventure around the city to witness more than 70 galleries and 250 artists from Thailand and all around the world.
Galleries’ Night 2020 takes place on 14 February at participating Silom, Sathorn, and Riverside galleries, and on 15 February at Ari, Pathumwan, and Sukhumvit galleries.
With the belief that everything is temporary, Marisa takes us on a journey of emotional transitions through a photo exhibition. These travel photos reveal that nothing lasts forever, but we still find a way to capture those moments.
For the first time, Ujjin will be displaying his abstract work in both paintings and sculptures. Observe and see how he portrays his life memoir in 2 dimensions of colours, shapes, and brushstrokes on canvas along with ceramic sculptures. Come by and find some inspiration between the intensity and shades of colour.
Reimagining, re-energising, and reigniting our relationships with rivers, this exhibition is a reminder of the significance of nature in our lives. At times, we forget things we have become detached from, so it’s important to look back to the river so it could flow back into our lives. Ramesh Ramakrishnan explores the aspect of Chao Phraya River and the visual culture of Bangkok via photographing life in river cities.
Nostalgia is an undeniably powerful feeling. Splurging into warm touches from family and simplified daily practices during childhood, Kaewvisit recalls all the memorable moments of his life that make it wholesome — just like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that come together to complete the picture. Kaewvisit also believes that this is the best art piece series of his life. Just something for you to consider.
The fabulous duo, Phisit Jongnarangsin and Saxit Pisalasupongs, who have showcased not only at fashion events worldwide, but are also favourite designers amongst celebrities, are now bringing us to their world of art. To celebrate their 20th Anniversary this year, they have consolidated their experience from the fashion world to curate the brand’s characteristics via this exhibition. Expect to see different silhouettes of different collections jumping between the past and present time. Witness a glimpse of the fashion world through the eyes of the Tube Gallery. The opening ceremony of the exhibition is on February 22, 2020.