vrijdag 8 juni 2012

Indigo Monster Bangkok

The official information and the invitation card for my upcoming Indigo Monster show in Bangkok starting the end of this month:
Collaborative watercolour paintings by

IMP (International Monster Project):

Shin Koyama Japan/Australia

Vipoo Srivilasa Thailand/Australia

Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk The Netherlands

Saturday, June 30, 2012
7 - 9 pm

The exhibition will be presided over by H.E. James Wise,
Australia’s Ambassador to Thailand

RSVP | info@lalanta.com | 02 204 0583

Online exhibition www.lalanta.com
Exhibition on display until August 1, 2012

La Lanta Fine Art
245/14 Sukhumvit soi 31
Sukhumvit Road,
Klongtan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110

And here is the story of Indigo monster.

Indigo Monsters is a collaborative exhibition between three artists, Vipoo Srivilasa
(Thai/Australia), Shin Koyama (Japan) and Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk (The
Netherlands). It is a result of the International Monster Project (IMP) which began in
October 2010 when the three artists first met at the capital city of blue and white
porcelain, Jingdezhen, China. Here, they worked collaboratively to celebrate their
shared passion for porcelain and the colour of white and blue.
International Monsters Project was born when Vipoo invited Shin and Pepijn to play
the exquisite corpse game using ceramic tiles. The game is a method by which a
collection of images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a
composition in sequence. The artists had chosen monsters as their subject due to
the strong traditional and local connotations, as well as a powerful global
contemporary resonance.
Under the monster theme, Vipoo gave three tiles to each artists and asked them to
paint a monster head, a monster torso and a monster leg. After the tiles were fired
the artists came together to mix their monsters up and their first collaboration was
complete - three unique monsters made from nine different sections by three
different artists.
In 2011, for their next collaboration, the artists decided to embark on a more
ambitious work, Indigo Monsters. Using the same exquisite corpse game technique,
the artists created blue and white monster sections on paper and then posted them
on to the next artist to add more sections, until the complete monster appears.
Indigo Monsters will culminate in an exhibition at La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok in July
of 2012 and will then be traveling to Japan, The Netherlands and Australia.
By revitalising the historical ties that connect Holland with both Japan and Thailand,
the artists aims to investigate different ways to trade ideas between the three
cultures. In this sense International Monsters Project is a response to the seismic
power shift taking place, from the west to the east. It is also a model for how artists
can address the economic, cultural and environmental monsters to which this shift
is giving birth.

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