Sunday, October 12, 2014

วันว่าง(เปล่า)_Days of (Endless) Meaninglessness

Upcoming : วันว่าง(เปล่า)_Days of (Endless) Meaninglessness
by Phaptawan Suwannakudt on 16 Oct 2014 - 04 Jan 2015

100 Tonson Gallery is pleased to conclude the year 2014 with its final exhibition “Days of (Endless) Meaninglessness” by Sydney-based Thai contemporary artist Phaptawan Suwankudt, whose works has been exhibited across the globe over decades of experience. Trained as a mural painter, Phaptawan presented her contemporary works in exhibition “Locution-Re-Location” here in 100 Tonson Gallery in 2011. Apart from being active in the organization of women’s art in Thailand, Phaptawan was featured in 18th Biennale of Sydney, along with  various group exhibitions in New York, Melbourne and many more.

 “Days of (endless) Meaninglessness” explores the underlying layers of content in a set of photograph she took during her return to her hometown in Bangkok, amidst the country’s political turmoil of late 2013 to early 2014. Selected photographs are cropped and re-created on canvases with a re-imagined color selection. Despite being chronologically ordered to the date the photos were taken, the works are not meant to depict what happened on that day but an imagined emotional resonance.

The exhibition consists of 5 sets of acrylic on canvas triptychs, and will be on view

at 100 Tonson Gallery from 16 October 2014 – 4 January 2015

Contact us at +66(0)2-6841527, +66(0)86-884-6254 (Harmish), or via email at

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

distinguished art project by RIRKRIT TIRANAVIJA

100 Tonson Gallery proudly invites you to partake of a distinguished art project by RIRKRIT TIRANAVIJA, one of defining figures of relational aesthetic and one of the most celebrated contemporaries. In Art Feature, booth R10, Tiravanija’s new project “ Untitled, 2011 (who ‘s afraid of…)" welcomes viewers to participate in contributing to the demonstration drawings on the wall (throughout the fair hours), reflecting recent uprising in the world as well as by partaking of the communal repast (around noon daily)

We hope to welcome you and to share this unique experience taking place in the prestigious art fair with you. 100 Tonson Gallery will also be the only Southeast Asian gallery in Art42Basel which take place during June 15-19, 2011. Please see

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at, tel +66 (0) 2684 1527 or mobile phone +66 (0) 81 910 9440. Please feel free to see selected articles reviewing the project when initially launched in a unique context at 100 Tonson Gallery in Bangkok. (CNN--world famous artist tackles Thailand’s color-coded strife, Bangkok Post and the Nation--Life as a plate of curry)

100 Tonson Gallery
Bangkok, Thailand

U LUN GYWE - Feasting The Female Form

U LUN GYWE - Feasting The Female Form

Book Launch and Art Exhibition

Book Launch: June 18 at 5 pm

Exhibition Dates: June 18 - July 16
Opening on June 18 at 5 pm
U Lun Gywe is unfortunately too old and frail to travel. Shireen Naziree will be present to sign the book and talk about
the art works.

Art Exhibition
With an artistic practice that spans more than fifty years, eighty year old U Lun Gywe is regarded as Burma's most prominent master painter and one of Southeast Asia's most important senior artists. U Lun Gywe's figurative works of Burmese women are a celebration of their inherent beauty and grace, which he renders through his unique Impressionist style of painting that is a combination of orientalist discipline and western artistic practices. His paintings of dancers and village women, rendered with a vibrant palette and sweeping brushstrokes, are filled with movement - a contrast to his quiet sketches of nudes that aptly reflect his western art training.

Book Launch
Commemorating the more than fifty year artistic career of 80 year old U Lun Gywe – Thavibu Gallery is launching a limited edition coffee table book “Feasting the Female Form” in conjunction with a specially curated exhibition of recent figurative works by the artist. The text is written by the international art historian and curator Shireen Naziree.

This is a very high quality limited edition book, printed in 500 numbered copies. It comes in a boxed edition and each book contains the Giclée art print Nude with Apple - printed on archival paper, signed by the artist U Lun Gywe, and numbered in the same edition as the book.

The book was written and produced in Malaysia and Thailand, and printed by a Singapore company on imported archival paper from Japan.

The Silom Galleria Building,
Suite 308, 919/1 Silom Rd.
Bangkok 10500
Tel +66 (0) 266 5454
For direction kindly see the map

Friday, April 15, 2011

Have We Forgot? by Charit Pusiri

ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery will hold the art exhibition:

Have We Forgot?
By Charit Pusiri

From April 21 – May 27, 2011
Open Reception on Thursday April 21, 2011 at 6.30 pm At ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery

The exhibition “Have We Forgot?” by Charit Pusiri presents a new series of photography toying with the concept of “Thainess”, an attribute that some Thai people may have overlooked or some even try to forget.

The artist ponders over the said idea, investigating whether there is still Thainess left in the society or has it completely been forgotten? Whether it is because of the familiarity, the bombarding of lifestyle and the trend of globalization that cast over every corner of the world, it clearly has invaded the identity of Thai style of living, culture and tradition so much that now it almost becomes inseparable. In this first-time-ever solo exhibition, this young gifted artist will intrigue viewers with photographs of human, animals and objects in which will leave an open end for them to interpret or question whether they have already forgotten their root and who they really are.
ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery requests for your support to kindly promote the upcoming exhibition.
For further information, kindly contact: 02-422-2092, 086-890-2762 Fax: 02-422-2091
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:30~19:00 hrs., Sunday: 10:30~17:30 hrs. (Except on Monday)

Contemporary Photography Exhibition "Lonely Land" by Cattleya Jaruthavee

The Pikture Gallery is proud to introduce and present

a Contemporary Photography Exhibition

"Lonely Land"

by Cattleya Jaruthavee

Opening reception: Thursday 19th May 2011 at 6:30 pm.
This summer exhibition will show a series of photography by up-and-coming female photographer Cattleya Jaruthavee.

This is her first solo exhibition, only at The Pikture Gallery.

“ Cattleya Jaruthavee portrays the effects of rural - urban migration in Thailand by examining the Northeastern region of Esarn. Emptiness has evolved from young adults leaving the area for larger cities, in search of work opportunities. What's left amidst the lonely landscapes are two extremes – the very young and old. Esarn is also where Thailand's bulk of rice is grown; a job left for the aged... full of uncertainty due to the area's vulnerability to droughts. Esarn's poverty is often looked down upon by larger cities, forgetting their rich culture and rice fields which turn the country's economy. Through photographic documentation, Lonely Land depicts aspects of Northeastern Thailand often forgotten. ”

The exhibition will be on display until Thursday 16th of June 2011

For more information please contact
The Pikture Gallery : Open Tuseday to Sunday
call +66 2 662 8359, Mobile +6686 339 1281
e-mail : or alternatively please visits

FLOATING by Sutee Kunavichayanont

29 APRIL - 31 OCTOBER 2011
Opening Reception on 29 April 2011, 7pm
Exhibition to be launched as part of What The Festival – 29-30 April 2011

WTF Gallery is pleased to announce an installation of sculpture, Floating, by Sutee Kunavichayanont and the special pre-show offer available from now until 30 April 2011.
Floating is a work that invites you to contemplate beyond the physical realm. The sculptures are detached from the earth — like a consciousness set free. How so? From dreaming, meditating, taking drugs and alcohol or affected by a magic spell? Is it floating because of imagination, reality or deception?
Sutee Kunavichayanont is a leading Thai artist who encourages the viewer to directly and indirectly to participate in his work. Sutee asks the viewer to question, act and react to his works as well as to question themselves and the circumstances around them. Artistic themes that are prevalent in his work are strongly linked to the history and customs of Thailand. Overall his work is sensitive to art, history, politics, his audience and his materials. He uses various mediums including, fiber glass, neon, school desks, metal and gold leafing.
He has had numerous exhibitions in Thailand, Australia, France, Germany, and Korea. His solo exhibtions have been presented by Phuket 346 (Thailand), 100 Tonson Gallery (Thailand), Atelier Frank & Lee (Singapore) Thai Art Foundation (The Netherlands) Optica (Canada) and Musashino Art University (Japan). He also co-curated Thailand’s contribution to the 2005 Venice Biennale. Sutee is also a well known writer and art critic.
Installations of Sutee's have been acquisitioned by H+F Collection (The Netherlands), Singapore Art Museum (Singapore),Thai Farmers Bank PCL (Thailand), Thai Investment and Securities PCL. (Thailand), LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore),Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), Queensland Art Gallery (Australia) and Mori Art Museum (Japan).

Art Work Description:
Year: 2011
Technique: Fiberglass
Dimension: Life size
Material:Fiber glass; Yellow Neon
Edition of 9

Special offers from now until 30 April 2011: Pre-show sale price of 80,000 Baht per sculpture (excluding VAT). After 30 April 2011: 100,000 Baht per sculpture (excluding VAT)

For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila – Managing DirectorTel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474

WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
BTS: Thonglor
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 3pm - 1am
Free Admission

Locution-(re)-locations... by Phaptawan Suwannakudt

100 Tonson Gallery proudly presents “Locution-(re)-locations...” the solo exhibition by Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Thai artist based in Sydney, Australia, who creates several artworks in various cultural spaces. This exhibition will offer the concept of the outsider who lives in the different places which hard to carry on the role of being. The exhibition will be on view from 19 May – 10 July, 2011.

Phaptawan Suwannakudt graduated from Silpakorn University, Thailand with a degree in English and German and completed her MVA degree at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney. She has worked extensively on several full-scale temple schemes and hotel decoration projects in Thailand during 1980s to 1990s. Phaptawan has applied her ideas, practices from experiences and gain the influences and talent from her father. She comes back to her hometown to show selected artworks which have been created during 7 years (the second half of her staying in Sydney for 14 years). Several paintings and object installation will be shown in this exhibition.
Exhibition Period: 19 May – 10 July, 2011 (every Thursday – Sunday)
The opening reception will be on Thursday May 19th , 2011 at 7 pm onward

For more information, please contact 100 Tonson Gallery at 02-684-1527 or info@100tonsongallery.con