By Jedsada Tangtrakulwong
February 21 – April 5, 2013
At 2nd fl.,Bangkok University Gallery, Klauy Nam Thai Campus
Opening Reception on February 28, 2013at 18.00 hrs.
Artist Talk on February 28, 2013at 15.00 – 16.30 hrs.
Bangkok University Gallery proudly presents the “Downfall” exhibition by Jedsada Tangtrakulwong. The installation art presents a true story of melancholy when the artist was looking at the 16 years old Praya Sattabun tree (White Cheesewood) was cut down by the university’s electric saws through his mournfulness. The exhibition metaphorically conveys a claim from the tree with the irrational reason of a reek of a very unique strong smell within a couple of months for a year that had made a decision to cutting down the trees. These all a reflection of a typical social dark power which influences the living things. The real experience becomes an inspiration creating a sculpture of a huge Praya Sattabun’s shadow when falling down the ground through an image of a collapse and resurrection of the society.
Jedsada Tangtrakulwong earned a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, U.S.A. and a MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London, U.K. He participated The Artist Residency Program at Athens School of Fine Art, Greece (2006), The National Art Studio IASK Goyang, (2009) and 943 Sudio, China (2011). Moreover Jedsada Tangtrakulwong has had solo exhibitions “Passage” at Tadu Gallery, Bangkok (2007), “Stand and Fall” at KunstDoc Gallery, South Korea (2009) and “Twist” at H Project Space, H Gallery, Bangkok (2011), etc. By now Jedsada Tangtrakulwong is an artist and lecturer at the faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Mahasarakam University, Mahasarakam.