Date : 17 May 2022
- 11 September 2022
Location: 7th floor
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Tawee Ratchaneekorn Art Gallery
Principal Supporter: Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
Opening Reception: Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 3.45 pm
Curator: Assistant Professor Wutigorn Kongka
Co-Curator: Narongsak Nilkhet
Featuring over 60 paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works, the retrospective exhibition showcases the life’s work of Tawee Ratchaneekorn, Thailand’s 2005 National Artist in Visual Arts (painting). At the age of 88, Tawee continues to capture contemporary social issues and synthesize them into compelling oeuvres, each an autobiography and a record of Thai historical events.
As a “social animal:, Tawee Ratchaneekorn does not only observe his surroundings but also soaks up everything that happened in his life, shaping him into the person he is today. Instead of enjoying a peaceful retired life, he continues to wield his paint brush with his signature bold and steady strokes, creating soulful pieces of art.
Tawee Ratchaneekorn’s works, always a commentary on Thailand’s major historical events, mirror his unwavering principles and uncompromising courage to express them. His aim was not to produce art that changes the world nor to display his greatness. Rather, his oeuvres emanate a passionate sincerity that is unmistakable.