Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition HYPOCRISY consisting of thirteen paintings and a performance by one of Thailand’s leading contemporary artist, Vasan Sitthiket. In his fifties with a career spanning 3 decades, rebellious Vasan contemplates the reasoning (or the lack thereof) of the human mind.
Conflicts permeate all aspects of society resulting in inequality, injustice, labor exploitation, abuse, hatred, prejudice, and racism. Vasan questions how and why these issues occur when man possesses a history of civilization and tradition, in addition to intellect, conscience, and the ability to reason. Why does man resort to killing one another, while selfishly and blindly ensuring the survival of only his own self, his own race, his own religion, and his own beliefs? Vasan has come to the conclusion that man is merely a hypocrite. He is weak, fearful, selfish, and evil by nature. It is these traits that make man stupid and lacking in conscience, which in turn causes him to seek survival on a day to day basis through the ruthless acquisition of power and through language that intends to mislead and hide his truest ill intentions. All this contributes to the destruction of the beauty of the world in which we live and to the decline of arts and society in general.
Vasan Sitthiket is 55 years old and in addition to numerous shows in Thailand, Vasan has participated in shows abroad such as in Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, USA and the Venice Biennale (Italy, 2003). His works are in important museum collections, and they have sold regularly at international auctions.
Art Exhibition: HYPOCRISY
Artist: Vasan Sitthiket
Dates: May 12 – June 9, 2012
Open: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 19:00 hrs.
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Bangkok 10500, Thailand
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