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APEX

I believe people have so much force these days. They can get whatever they want or can destroy anything if they want to. We think we have so much power that even the animals may see human as the living God.

Fear is the main factor in one’s life that always limit us to follow the path we like. There is a saying about a giant wall in or heart that keep us hiding from our true identity. Tan Kositpipat reveals how he defeated his fear through canvas art paintings. They beautifully explain his emotion and his profound feeling on the day he has discovered the true meaning of freedom that has been kept hidden for the longest time.

We visited an exhibition opening called @Dawn at Ardel’s Third Place Gallery and one piece of the arts caught our attention because of the name of the artist and a simple yet very beautiful pastel color drawing. It just shows so much emotions and feelings which is absolutely different from the arts of Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat, his father as well as his teacher. After a brief interview, his beautiful attitude just simply answers all of our doubts.

He used to work in pre-production team for a broadcasting business right after he graduated from Kingston College, U.K. A big turning point in his life that had changed his decision to become an artist is when he was a volunteered soldier. He had all the time in the world to evaluate his life about the most important things in life. Nevertheless, painting and parents are his final answer. The only two things he always thinks of during his time as a soldier. “I felt I was reborn at that time. Being a soldier gives me more than I could have expected. I learned a lot about my needs, the meaning of life and self-esteem. It made me realized I should follow my passion and waste no more time,” says Khun Tan.

This is not his first paintings though. He has been doing this but fear always gets in his way to share his work with the public. A good point about the criticism he received, more likely a comparison of his farther’s art, is that it keeps pushing him to continue doing a better job. This is another reason he is no longer afraid to reveal his true color that reflects his past, present and future through his work.

“APEX is the main concept of this exhibition. What it really means is the peak of human civilization. I believe people have so much force these days. They can get whatever they want or can destroy anything if they want to. We think we have so much power that even the animals may see humans as the living God, the pack leader. My arts show what these animals may possibly think of human and what we should do with new invention and technology in a positive way. I tell the story through human eyes in those animal pictures. It is pretty much what I was thinking or feeling at the time about each situation.”

Tan Kositpipat’s freestyle art truly reflects the feeling and emotions through his unconventional painting. He uses his work, as an honest art, to openly communicate his thinking and his true self.

 

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By Oom, 23/04/2018
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