Pinaree Sanpitak in conversation with Ocula

14 Oct 2022

“Things have evolved organically for Pinaree Sanpitak. From a chance invitation to sit an exam that would take her to Japan on a scholarship at the University of Tsukuba, to the artworks that explore the body and its place in the world.

Sanpitak has an openness that is communicated across all aspects of her practice, from the artist’s use of materials to the way projects fold in and out of each other, to the legacy of the Silom Art Space, an independent artist-run gallery that Sanpitak co-founded in Bangkok with artist Chatchai Puipia, which ran from 1991 to 1995.

Born in Bangkok and having left Thailand to study in Japan, Sanpitak reconnected with the Bangkok art scene through the Silom Art Space. It was, as she remembers it, a place of fun and community; where connections, exhibitions, gatherings, and happenings were made.”

Stephanie Bailey from Ocula interviews Pinaree Sanpitak on occasion of her first solo exhibition in Australia after over eight years.

Image: Pinaree Sanpitakl, courtesy of the artist and Yavuz Gallery. Photo: Tanapol Kaewpring