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To Gesture and Inhabit

To Gesture and Inhabit

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Pinaree Sanpitak

STPI is delighted to present a solo showcase of Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak in the inaugural edition of IFPDA's Online Viewing Rooms. Renowned for her evocative use of the "breast-stupa" form, Sanpitak enables reconsiderations of age-old motifs to emerge, allowing viewers to reflect on the symbolism they hold across histories. Here, explorations of the body, its forms and the spaces it produces and inhabits, negotiate the boundary between what is shared and what is shielded, what is sacred and profane, the ethereal and the sensorial. Presenting themselves as a series of playful provocations in a range of print techniques such as collagraphy, etching and screenprint, these works create emphatic gestures that respond to lived experiences, and bring us into deeper engagement with each other and with the world we occupy.

Above Image: Pinaree Sanpitak, Two Breasts 3, 2018, Unframed: 77.5 x 112 cm, Framed: 83 x 117.5 x 4.5 cm, Screenprint on paper

Pinaree Sanpitak

Offering Vessel 1, 2018

Unframed: 77.5 x 112 cm

Framed: 83 x 117.5 x 4.5 cm

Screenprint on paper

Pinaree Sanpitak

Two Breasts 3, 2018

Unframed: 77.5 x 112 cm

Framed: 83 x 117.5 x 4.5 cm Screenprint on paper

Image courtesy of STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore

Pinaree Sanpitak

Pinaree Sanpitak, Breast Vessel III - 2, 2018 Unframed: 45 x 56 cm

Etching and relief print on paper

Pinaree Sanpitak

Breast Clouds I - 1, 2018

Unframed: 30 x 39.5 cm

Etching and monoprint on paper

Pinaree Sanpitak

Breast Vessel II - 2, 2018

Unframed: 32.5 x 47 cm

Relief print on paper

Image courtesy of STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore

Pinaree Sanpitak

Breast Clouds III, 2018

Unframed: 45 x 39 cm

Etching on paper

Pinaree Sanpitak

Breast Notes 2, 2018

Unframed: 77 x 77 cm

Etching on paper

Image courtesy of STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore

Pinaree Sanpitak

Breast Vessels 1, 2018

Framed: 60.5 x 60.5 x 4.5 cm

Etching and screenprint on gampi paper, embedded in STPI handmade mulberry paper

My works are correlated with one another – they are ideations from previous works, continuously evolving. It’s not just about the woman; a lot of it is about being human, sharing a space, and how we interact with each other.

- Pinaree Sanpitak

Pinaree Sanpitak

Breast Talks 14, 2018

Unframed: 107.5 x 113 cm

Gold leaves, etching and screenprint on gampi paper embedded in STPI handmade mulberry paper

Pinaree Sanpitak

Flying Body 4, 2018

Unframed: 77.5 x 76 cm

Framed: 83.5 x 82 x 3.8 cm

Etching and monoprint on paper

Pinaree Sanpitak

Born in 1961, Bangkok, Pinaree Sanpitak is one of the most established Thai conceptual artists of her generation. Her artistic practice revolves around the human body and form as a vessel of experience and perception. A recurring motif in her work, the female breast is distilled into its basic form of vessel and mound, resembling the Buddhist stupa (shrine) and offering bowl on occasion. Her sensorial inquiries also reveal a keen sensitivity towards a range of materials such as textiles, glass, ceramic and metal, informing her various approaches in collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. This results in an astoundingly varied and innovative body of work.

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