September 29 - November 6, 2022
ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art
"I want you to see what I see. Over the past period, many abnormalities became so 'unusually normal' that, oftentimes, I was not even aware of them. I applied dots after dots by using my paintbrush to create pixel art, a technique that responds to my anxiety and OCD. The repetition sometimes emphasizes clarity while, other times, obscurity. It is so obscure that I am unsure whether such ambiguity is actually our 'image' or 'thought'.
Each moment I have worked on each piece of art heals me mentally. Falling in love with movies and anime has inspired me to be part of my favorite scenes. In these paintings, I can echo my feelings and the things that have affected my thoughts. And, I will never regret doing what I love since not doing it is the only regret there will be. This has always motivated me to move forward. It is similar to what Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan has said: “No one will be able to tell whether their decision is right or wrong. What comes next, though, will give them the answer. Believe in your decision with no regrets.”
In her new exhibition Disorder, Anchalee Arayapongpanit continues to portray memorable scenes from her favorite movies and animations. The artist acts out her favorite roles, from fighting monsters to being in the middle of dangerous and terrifying situations. Therefore, each oil on canvas and linen painting deliberately depicts her imagination and creativity.
Anchalee Arayapongpanit is recognized as a rising female painter in the contemporary art scene of Thailand. Her creation stands out due to the replication of herself in the form of caricature. The big-eye character has always been a constant presence in her work of art, which indicates the artist’s determination to stay true to her identity. It is also an aspect that the audience can strongly relate to. Besides maintaining the unique style of art, she has also improved in terms of painting technique, where she exercises her brushstrokes to create color grading and volume as well as utilizes dots to assemble depth and blurry effects to the work. Such joyful artistry results in fine art that embraces the audience with happiness.