SAC Gallery is proud to announce
“Nature versus Nurture”
A solo exhibition by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
18 June - 13 August 2022
at the 3rd floor, Art Centre Building,
SAC Gallery, Bangkok.
Opening Reception: 18 June 2022, 18.00 hrs. onwards
In this solo exhibition, sketching three stages of flowers’ lives to reflect on his own past. He has faced the crisis of having his freedom limited and his identity taken away by society. Beyond that, it mirrors his generation, who were born with inequality and lived without freedom. The exhibition questions how can we grow to be our authentic selves when society seems to be boxing us in and limiting our identities.
Naraphat Sakarthornsap’s works show the flaws in humanity’s appearance. Self-identifying as beautiful creatures, we often grow under the illusion that we actively possess our freedom. During his artistic process, he explores himself while also exploring humanity.
This follows a semiotic floral tradition in art history. The first series named “Cut Chrysanthemum Production” the installation art by the cut Chrysanthemum arrangement on the stage, the flowers are grown to become a perfect product on a farm and thus, denied from growing naturally.
The second stage “Flower Refrigerator”, is the presentation of perfection. Once those prime flowers leave the farm, they are caged in refrigerators, turning them into a perfect product. Reach stage 3 “The Other Side of Flower Arrangement” the photos series of the flower arrangements within the daily used containers of the middle class, questioning of what is the line that divides us humans to be inequality. If it wasn’t the division of classes in society that value things and devalues us.
“Nature versus Nurture” is the first solo exhibition by Naraphat Sakarthornsap with SAC Gallery.
The exhibition is open for viewing from 18 June - 13 August 2022, every Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-18.00 hrs (Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and public holidays) on the 3rd floor, Art Centre Building, SAC Gallery, Bangkok.
The official opening reception is held on 18 June 2022 at 18.00 hrs. Further information can be found at www.sac.gallery