From June 2006, 3 UK artists Andrew Stahl, Eric Bainbridge and Nathaniel Rackowe will work alongside 3 Thai artists Sansern Milindasuta, Nipan Oranniwesna, Sathit Satavasart over a six-week period. From painting and sculpture to mixed media and installation, new works of art will be created especially for Monologue-Dialogue and exhibited at the new Bangkok University Gallery space.
has been exhibiting widely in the UK and abroad since the 1980’s. He has received numerous awards, scholarships and residencies including the Abbey Major Rome Scholarship and the Wingate Scholarship and artist in residence at Silpakorn University. His work is held in many public collections including Arts Council, British Council and the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York.
Recent shows in Thailand have included a solo show ’Bangkok Mosaic’ and a collaborative exhibition with Panya Vijinthanasarn both at 100 Tonson Gallery. He has previously exhibited in both at Chiang Mai Museum and Silpakorn University Bangkok. Other recent shows include solo shows in Germany, Belfast and group shows in London including 2005 group shows ‘Painting from the 90’s’ at Flowers Central and ‘works on paper at Art Space Gallery, London.Andrew Stahl taught at the Chelsea School of Art and is Head of Undergraduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art.
Andrew Stahl’s large paintings are very difficult to categorise.They seem to belong to a calm, fixed world that is nonetheless punctuated with moments of intensity and bursting with growth and sensuality.His repeated motifs are unavoidably symbolic, yet the symbolism is never elaborated, but left on the level of still life.His signature as an artist lies in his use of unexpected disparity of scale, both between different objects (which often float in a flattened, atmospheric and claustrophobic space) and in the proportions of individual items: gross, simple volumes sprout attenuated twiddly limbs.They are humorous in the way that Miro’s figures are.The paint surface is often elaborated into a rich patina, which however, is rarely allowed to overwhelm with luxury the urbanity of the composition.
was Henry Moore Foundation Fellow at University College London(1989-91) received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Sculpture in 1996, and was Delfina resident (1996- 98) He was sculpture tutor at the Royal College of Art (1991-2000) and is currently Professor of Fine Art at the University of Sunderland.
He came to prominence in the 1980’s with the “British Object Sculpture”. He has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States, including Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, ICA Boston, and Salvatore Ala New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Venice Biennale’s 1986 &1990, Riverside Studios London, and Delfina London.
Recent shows have been at Zoo, and Pulse Art Fairs with Workplace, Gateshead, “Collage” at Bloomberg, London, Salvatore & Caroline Ala, Milan, and “Size Matters” touring UK, and “Glad things don’t talk” at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.He is currently showing at 39 London and Royal Academy of Arts London.
His work has dealt consistently with issues of scale and the status of objects and materials in contemporary culture, employing unexpected tactics of formalism and humour, low grade materials and the examination of modernist languages.
studied fine art in Sheffield and at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. His sculpture incorporate light and kinetic elements into structures that relate to the built environment, often challenging the way the viewer perceives, or even moves through space. Rackowe’s work functions as a conceit to demonstrate the basic disenchantments that occur between information and illusion, demonstrating how oppression can focus consciousness by indicating the free space around it.
Selected recent exhibitions and commissions include a permanent public sculpture in Victoria, London, 2005, a Solo Show at Bischoff/Weiss, London, 2005, and a commission to make a light sculpture for The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in 2006. Future exhibitions include a major group show called Artificial Light at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, December 2006, and a Solo Show at Gallerie Almine Rech, Paris in March 2007.
is a London based mixed media artist. Begum is Bangladeshi by birth, her work confronts the challenge inherent in being a Muslim women artist fusing both Western and Eastern artistic traditions. Begum’s panels are strongly imbued with references to Islamic art and architecture, not only its colours and forms but also its symbolic and spiritual dimensions. Using such alternative materials as vinyl and electric tape, Begum carefully and intuitively lays on vertical and horizontal bands of colour on formal geometric shapes and then applies thin coating of resin. While seemingly in opposition to the repetitive mark making, it captures the viewer’s attention and slows the eye for further consideration of these luscious yet disciplined works.
Since completing MFA painting at The Slade of Fine Art Rana Begum has been exhibiting at Purdy Hicks and Riflemaker in London, Dahl Gallery in Switzerland and Haines Gallery in San Francisco. Begum is working on Lewisham Hospital Commission and commission for Coventry Hospital in collaboration with Tess Jaray.
was born in Chonburi, Thailand 1979 graduated from Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Chulalongkorn University in 2003. Sathit works with video art, video installation and experimental film/video. He started his first video since 2000 e.g. Fault (2001-2002), Alienate in big city life (2003), Sleep of Dream (2004), Space (2005). Some of his works were included in some international film festivals e.g. Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (BEFF) 3-4 (2001, 2005), 2nd Tirana International Film Festival (TIFF) 2004, 7th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) 2006, BKK Democrazy at Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (Redcat) 2006. His art works were included in group exhibition e.g. I’m Marvelous at Project 304 2002, La Fete Fool’s Paradise, at Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, 2005. He had his solo exhibition, Sleep 2005, as part of Brand New Project organized by Bangkok University at Bangkok University Art Gallery in 2005. Currently he lives and works in Bangkok.
At the same time, we have also invited Sophie Hope from B+B, a famous curatorial studio from London, to do reseach on the Thai art scene. She will spend 2 weeks as a curator-in-residence at the Bangkok University. At the end of the project she will give a talk on the contemporary art scene in the UK and also on what she has learnt during her residency programme in Thailand.