CHUSAK SRIKWAN

 
Selected Works
 
Artist Bio

 

CHUSAK SRIKWAN

 

b.1983  Songkhla, Thailand

 

Chusak Srikwan born in Songkhla Province. He has a professional background in Nang Talung (shadow puppetry), both in puppet carving and puppenteering, enabling him to become more than just a visual artist borrowing gimmicks from the traditional-style theatre. Trained in puppeteering by master such as Jaroon Vongkrajang, Chusak embarked on a journey of self-learning before he set up his own puppet troupe when he was only 16 years of age.

 

Chusak Srikwan, is pushing the boundaries and possibilities of the Southern performance Style further by freeing his two-dimensional puppets from their theatrical contexts, giving each a personality of their own. His obsession with Nang Talung, together with his training at Silpakorn University’s Thai Art department, equipped him with a balanced combination of contemporary artistic skills and traditional puppet theatre knowledge. His works have been awarded both silver and bronze medals in the prestigious Thailand National Art Competition, among other accolades.

 

Chusak’s work is inspired by 'Nang Talung'  the shadow puppetry that is part of the culture of the south of Thailand. His contemporary puppets comment on recent events, and the dynamics of politics and  society. The symbolism of the puppets and their ironic appearances are intended to raise awareness among the audience.

 

 
Exhibitions

Thailand Eye

Group exhibition

11.25, 2015 - 1.3, 2016

Saatchi Gallery, London

Chusak Srikwan ชูศักดิ์ ศรีขวัญ 

Play

2.9 - 3.10, 2012

Bangkok

Visual Attract and Attack

Group exhibition

2nd Animamix Biennial 2009 - 2010

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Taipei)

 
Press / News

Thai Transience at the Singapore Art Museum

Chusak Srikwan (b. 1983) leverages on the craft element of Thai traditional art in his installation Free Form Avaricious is a Precious Blessing (2007) displayed in the gallery on the second floor. Featured for the second time this year in Singapore (the first was in the 2012 group exhibition CUT THRU at LASALLE Singapore), Srikwan’s vibrant installations are about traditional art-making based on the practice of Naan Taluang (puppetry), a craft that is prominent in the southern part of Thailand.

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