ARTIST STATEMENT

The exhibition “A Night Walker” represents the culmination of his daily 12,000-step walk each day for the last 10 years from 2010 to 2020 – a total of 43,800,000 steps. Taweesak chooses to walk at night. The darkness after the sun goes down brings silence which makes him feel inner peace. Free from the bustling noise of human activities, his consciousness carefully ponders the meaning of life, seeking answers to endless questions about life and the universe. Philosophically, Taweesak pays tribute to the world at night as if it shines a light on the inner wisdom of man.

Throughout his long career, Taweesak has created abstract art as if it is a poetry of colors and thousands of lines. When approaching the canvas, the artist doesn’t intend to tell a story. The brush strokes are drawn from his mind. It is a record of his thoughts in a visual form.

“A Night Walker” presents over 20 oil on linen paintings in various dimensions. Taweesak’s new series of work explores limited color palettes of black, blue and grey to represent “colors of night”. The essence of each painting lies in the juxtaposition of density vs lightness; textural vs smooth; light vs dark; opaque vs transparent. These elements in Taweesak’s paintings serve as the vehicle to share an aesthetic experience between the artist and the viewer rather than to communicate an account of any events through the picture.

BIOGRAPHY

A Thai national, Taweesak Ujugatanond is a philosophical writer and painter. His art is based largely on his interest in spiritual studies and philosophy. As well as being formally trained in painting at Thailand’s prestigious art institution, Silpakorn University, he was also an understudy to one of Thailand’s most respected painters, Fua Hariphitak. Taweesak’s further private studies in anthroposophy and geometry philosophy in New York and spiritual training with Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village in France contribute to his distinctive approach in creating his abstract compositions.

Paying tribute to the night

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Paying tribute to the night

La Lanta Fine Art is showcasing “A Night Walker”, a solo exhibition by renowned Thai abstract painter Taweesak Ujugatanond, which is running until June 3.