One of Thailand’s most prolific artist, especially in the minimalist genre, Tawatchai Puntusawasdi will be hosted at A+ Works of Art for Superfold, an exhibition of preliminary works that were the beginnings of two of Puntusawasdi’s more recent works, the site-specific A Shadow of Giving (2018) commissioned for the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 and Haumea (2016), currently on show at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum for the Minimalism. Space. Light. Object. exhibition.
For three weeks beginning on the 14th of March, Puntusawasdi’s works, consisting of sketches, diagrams, metal plate etchings and prototypes curated by Vipash Purichanont, will provide a rare insight into the artist’s studio and mind, as visitors will be able to see the work process that goes into the sculptures he makes.
Superfold is a small peek into the artist’s current practice of folding geometric shapes out of paper, using mathematical calculations, to produce accurate sketches that will eventually be transformed into one of his signature monuments. With sketches reminiscent of architectural blueprints and prototypes that were made in order to determine the final material of the sculpture, each step, each repetition in the process is a marvel of precision. Dive into Puntusawasdi’s research and development process in this unique and candid exhibition of the processes necessary to realise his final pieces of art.
Known for his monumental sculptures, Puntusawasdi’s works often skew the viewer’s understanding of volume, space and time, challenging the relationship between object and absence, emptiness. Thus, space is an integral element in each of his works and the execution of his works lends an ephemeral, illusive property to each piece as the viewer questions what they see. The unique way that Puntusawasdi’s works fit in to the space it occupies and the way it interacts with the environment around it makes them all uniquely site-specific.
Superfold opens on the 14th of March and will remain open for viewing until the 6th of April 2019 at A+ Works of Art, Sentul.