Natchapol Sripetch, Fading Boundaries (overpass) 2019
As humans, we have a close relationship with the environment and its resources. Not only are we part of what we call nature, but we also depend on it for our livelihood. From industrialisation onwards, science and technology have seen continuous and accelerated evolution within only a couple of hundred years. The face of the world has been reshaped through the accumulative technological progress imagined and developed by humanity. Innovations after innovations continue to be released to our amazement and excitement. All the while, the environment is showing signs of violent fluctuations and transformations with climate change deeply affecting the lives, resources and livelihood of humans and animals in all parts of the world. It becomes apparent that all the technological progress developed for the convenience and comfort of people is still far from levelling with the mighty power of nature.
Natchapol Sripetch, Fading Boundaries (beam) 2019
In their work, Natchapol Sripetch and Sivakorn Charoenyothin focus on realism, they use photography to record and reenact situations on actual sites. As viewers, we are taken off the beaten track, beyond the scope of our perceptions and away from what are deemed historical reference points and weaved into stories and imaginaries. Simultaneously, the works also reveal traces of the photographers’ personal feelings in trying to adjust with an unfamiliar environment and struggle to portray a parallel story of what is visible and what is hidden from sight.
Natchapol Sripetch, Loss of Present (falling) 2019
SIVAKORN CHAROENTHIN, White pixels (Untitled) 2018
The exhibition “The rain made it possible, in the little square concrete “showcases photographs of different sizes that create a new dimension and sensation for the viewer, a temporal palimpsest. The images and the experience of travel are intertwined; they reveal how past and present cohabit in multiple ways. The participating artists are interested in what links the current state of the natural environment and their own experience of it. Their interest in abandoned places and their newspaper-based research on environmental issues leads them to go on the field and reveal a particular truth.
SIVAKORN CHAROENTHIN, White pixels (Untitled) 2019
SIVAKORN CHAROENTHIN, Untitled 2020
Natchapol Sripetch (Samutprakan 1997)
Natchapol Sripetch’s attentive gaze is revealed through artworks that trace transformations around him. Sripetch believes that travelling to new places is a way to maintain a temporary distance from the suffocating turmoil of urban society. The subjective point of view is narrated through the physical experience of a spatial shift that generates curiosity. It explores what “taking root” and departure mean, and the traces that us, humans, leave behind.
Natchapol Sripetch graduated from the Photography Arts Section of the Design Faculty of Rangsit University in 2020. He has been nominated for the Young Thai Artist Awards 2019 in the category of “Photography” through the exhibition Seeing is Believing at s.o.s. Silom, Bangkok 2019.
Sivakorn Charoenyothin (Bangkok 1993)
Abandoned spaces open up the imagination. They are Charoenyothin’s temporary playgrounds. As he tries to delineate new stories through a language of images, personal feelings mix and combine with what is encountered along the journey. To notice the little things on one’s way from one place to another, to suddenly plunge into deep concentration in order to capture a fleeting moment; these are recurrent ways in which Charoenyothin’s work emerges. His minimal compositions leave space for the spectator to be absorbed by the void and dwell in the emanating stillness. His photographs work in a narrative model, abandoning the city’s tumult behind and transforming spaces into poetic silences.
Sivakorn Charoenyothin graduated from the Photography Arts Section of the Design Faculty of Rangsit University in 2020. He has been nominated for the Young Thai Artist Awards 2019 in the category of “Photography” through the exhibition Seeing is Believing at s.o.s. Silom, Bangkok 2019.