Hand cut photographed self portraits by Kamoplan Chotvichai
Digital C-Print and Hand cut paper, 2013-2014
Kamolpan Chotvichai was born in 1986 in Bangkok where she currently resides and works. She received her MFA at Silpakorn university ,Bangkok and has since been awarded numerous art prizes and scholarships. She challenges the limitations of paper in her artwork through the use of simple tools. One of her repertoires is the application of certain cutting techniques to dissolve her own image that is printed on paper. Based on the Buddha’s teaching on anatta(no self).
One’s adhering to something can cause the greatest misery in life especially being attached to self-existing. The idea of this self-existing is actually self-formed and leads to variety of emotions. The temper, the mind and the body altogether gradually form the idea of being alive but when putting into consideration, without any substance, it is merely the thought that we think we are existing.
"And I dreamt of a woman suspended upside-down over a lava lake at the end of a rope. She had to go down, to collect magma."
I am a French artist of Polish origins born in 1982. I live and work in the middle of the woods, in the mountains of East of France. I studied Visual Arts at university but mainly followed the maverick’s path and I am self-taught in photography.
I am mainly interested in digging into the mine of existentialism, chtonian mysteries, the uncanny and the unseen. My focus is on the exploration of the inner arena, emotional and psychological self-discovery. I use art as a way to uncover the true Self and integrate Shadow elements into the personality. The wild, the magic of synesthesias, symbols, rituals and intimacy drive me to create.
My creative vision has been nurtured by the encounter with the worlds of Ingmar Bergman, David Lynch, Andreï Tarkovski, or Sharunas Bartas.
Artist Zimoun Creates a Storm of Styrofoam in a Swiss Museum
36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips
Motors, metal, styrofoam, nylon, wood, controlling system. Dimensions: variable.Installation view: Art Museum Lugano, Switzerland, 2014