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Three International Artists Launch Indigo Monster at La Lanta Art Gallery in Bangkok

03.07.2012

 

Shin Koyama, Pepijn van den Neiuwendijk and Vipoo Srivilasa, from left, at the opening of Indigo Monster

 

Three International artists recently joined forces from different locations around the globe to each contribute to an airmail collaboration that grew to become The Indigo Monster Project.


Their work is on display at La Lanta Fine Art in Sukhumvit 31 before moving on to the home countries of the three artists: Japan, Australia and The Netherlands.


Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

 

Pepijn van den Neiuwendijk, from The Netherlands, at La Lanta

 

Japanese artist Shin Koyama with one of the finished artworks

 

Vipoo Srivilasa (centre), a Thai artist who now lives in Australia, with ceramicist, artist and writer Nino Sarabutra, left, and Paiboon "Macky" Srisutat, from Maggi Studio

 

 

The three artists first met in 2010 in Jingdezhen in China, the city widely regarded as the capital city of blue and white porcelain.  An artistic collaboration ensued, with the artists experimenting with an artistic technique known as “the exquisite corpse”.

Each collaborator contributed a part of the monster in sequence; one would paint the head, another would add the body and the artwork would then be passed on for the third artist to finish the painting by adding the legs.

Blue and white porcelain was chosen as the theme, to commemorate the city where they met, and monsters were chosen as the subjects due to the strong traditional connotations in the region.

Historical ties between Holland, Thailand and Japan have also been revitalised during the cultural trade.

La Lanta Fine Art is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 7pm.

 

Annie Lee takes a look at a collection of miniature artworks at Indigo Monster

 

Petcharat Kittiboonyopas from Mahanaga Restaurant at the exhibition

 

La Lanta Founding Director Sukontip "Fon" Ostick, third left, with friends at the opening

 

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