Blaze & Breeze
4 April - 20 May 2023
ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery
(Thonglor soi 10)
Blaze & Breeze is a collaboration between two up-and-coming woodcut printers, Warisara Apisampinwong and Manatchaya Kitprasert. These rising talents possess different styles of artistic creation. While Warisara creates her prints by using colors such as white, yellow, black, red, and green of Chinese porcelain and lines that move dazzlingly to express power, Manatchaya employs serenity to transport the charm of nature that withstands various conditions through time. The peaceful marks on the wood define the essence of time, offering soothing simplicity like a gentle breeze that caresses your body. The architecture in their works reflects the uniqueness of different cultures that can perfectly coexist.
Warisara Apisampinwong was born on September 21, 1994. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University before earning herself a master’s degree in fine arts from the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University. She has received several awards such as a Special Award from 34th Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Young Artists, Silpa Bhirasri Silver Medal Award from the 35th Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Young Artists. Honorable Mention Award from 8th White Elephant Art Award, and Honorable Mention Award from International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2020 at R.O.C.
Warisara has also been exhibited both in Thailand and overseas such as in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam. Moreover, she collaborated with Chayasit Orisoon to create a woodcut exhibition entitled Red Area and Black Spirit at People’s Gallery, Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre in 2022. Later in January 2023, she took part in a group exhibition called Neo Woodcut at Baan Chao Phraya Art Gallery.
Manatchaya Kitprasert was born on May 2, 1997. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Decorative Art, Silpakorn University. She is now studying for a master’s degree at the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts at the same university. Manatchaya has constantly submitted her artwork to art contests inside and outside Thailand. That is why her woodcut prints have been exhibited in many countries like Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Turkiye, Australia, Colombia, etc. She won many awards for example, the Distinguished Prize from Young Thai Artist Award for 2 consecutive years, the Third Prize from Krungthai Art Awards, the Third Prize from the 14th and 15th National Youth and Juvenile Art Award, Honorable Mention Prize from 9th and 10th White Elephant Art Award under the topics “Land of Smiles” and “Dreams” respectively.