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JAM – Exhibition of Warrarot Laow – Living Souls
March 23 @ 7:00 pmApril 8 @ 12:00 am UTC+7
Solo exhibition of contemporary Thai artist Worrawut Laowo at Jam Cafe, 23 March – 8 April 2018.
❝To describe our Living Soul is to describe our senses, our desires, our affections, our appetites, our imagination and all that helps us connect to other realities.
OPENING PARTY DETAILS
7pm – midnight, Friday 23 March 2018
Music by Ro-Jaws (Dan Burman)
LIVING SOULS – Artist Statement
In its most basic sense, the word ‘soul’ means ‘life’, either physical or eternal. Contrary to ‘spirit’ which usually refers only to the immaterial part of ourselves. The word ‘soul’, therefore, encompasses all aspects of our life, from the most basic instinct to the quest for transcendence. In order to insist on that meaning, I decided to call this project “Living Souls”.
My project, “Living Souls”, aims at showing with lines, colors and shapes, attitudes and feelings towards our own humanity and spirituality.
Coherence of style and technique is not sought in this project. In fact, coherence does not make any sense in this project. Each piece of work reflects an aspect of my Living Soul. Some pieces use bright colors and reflect my light mood. Some pieces use scraping techniques and may reflect a level of turmoil and heaviness within my Soul. Some pieces reflect my imagination or my deep wishes or spiritual questions.
Working on this project, I often felt inclined to forget any idea of realism as realism can restrain our souls’ potential. If I were to use a realist approach, my artistic constructs would appear tangible. This is the complete opposite of a Living Soul. Souls cannot be touched, held or constrained by the fabric of reality. They exist in the intangible, untouchable and free world of abstract thought.
My “Living Souls” project can be seen as my effort to share my humanity with yours. My deep wish is that maybe one of the “Living Souls” paintings will trigger a smile deep inside you, in your Living Soul…
Lives & Works: Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Warrarot Laow is a contemporary Thai artist. Primarily a painter, he also works with photography.
His latest project ‘Living Souls’ is a series of paintings in an abstract figurative style, alive with energy and depth. The project evokes the style of Chagall. The Artist comments ‘’To describe our Living Soul is to describe our senses, our desires, our affections, our appetites, our imagination and all that helps us connect to other realities. Coherence does not make any sense in this project. Each piece of work reflects an aspect of my Living Soul. Some paintings reflect my imagination or my deep wishes or spiritual questions’’.
He has an interest in Art & Education, hosting free workshops for schools and across festivals in Thailand.
The exhibition will open in Bangkok in March 2018 and later transfer to Germany.
Ro-Jaws is a metadisciplinary artist practitioner, working with code, pixels, field recordings and synthesis. An aural experimentalist, discarding the recipes from which the last live sets emerged, now developing a new sonic language, influenced by UK bass, fwd and beats. After growing out of being an award-winning classically-trained violinist, Ro-Jaws cut his DJ teeth lugging sacks of hip-hop vinyl around dingy clubs and open-decks nights. He is a musical and artistic ADHD sufferer, building “seamless” sets from jazz to jungle and from funk to footwork.