TAE PARVIT

Afternoon Person
28.04 - 17.06.2018

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Following his previous solo shows, Awkward Relationship at JAM Café (2016) and Mnusychāti, at Speedy Grandma (2017), the new exhibition at BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY will feature a broad range of works from paintings and drawings to large-scale sculpture, animations and site-specific installation where recognizable objects and human figures in domestic scenes are the main subject portrayed. Impulsive and sentimental, his new sets of artworks continue to present emotions and feelings as well as perspectives of today’s generation through expressive brushstrokes, lines, colors and forms. Parvit’s Afternoon Person reflects his ever-changing mood, day by day.  Every studio-based works featured in the exhibition has its own narrative, a unique action that somehow links together.  All elements featured in the artworks, being flower vases, potted plants or human forms in actions and interactions, were born out of safe and comfort, expressing his stream of consciousness, that certain moment when he creates these pieces.  Both the front and the main galleries will showcase Parvit’s life and thoughts during the six-month period of his experimental workings on the show’s collection. Afternoon Person comprises of narrations and human relations, told in full colors and mostly with unplanned compositions of figurative objects.  “I like to draw the head first.” Parvit has said.  “Then from there, I would just draw and manage within the canvas or paper space as I go on with the work.  If there would be any errors in the process, I just ignored it and went with the flow.”  With a spontaneity, his works communicate through accidentally beautiful images and characters where viewers are invited to freely feel, contemplate and comprehend his artworks in all ways possible as he has stated “It’s nice to hear what others think of my works.  Sometimes they totally perceive something different from what I expressed in my artworks but that is fine.  I like it when my artworks have a life of their own.”

TAE PARVIT

b. 1993, Bangkok, Thailand

Lives and works in Bangkok

Since Tae Parvit was a student of graphic design in Melbourne, he immersed himself with street culture and engaged with mural public art in the city, at which point encouraging his sensitivity and improvising skills. Parvit started making digital drawings of his iconic human figures and flower vases, demonstrating the intuitive drawings and expressive brush strokes as his self-evident merit opening for variants of accidental formation.

Moving to Bangkok in 2015, Parvit continued practicing his self-taught methods of drawing, painting and illustrations to reconfigure into diverse platforms, sculptural video installation, live performance and zines. In 2018, he co-founded “Interesting Pictures”, a self-publishing collective dealing with contemporary topics.

Through the series of his works, Parvit has pulled wide-ranging references from his surroundings, and delved into intimate memories and remnants. Moving forward to the near future, he aims to traverse boundaries of art and fused them into interpretative artwork of life.

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