July 4, 2015

Jakkee Kongkaew tells the story by systematically removing tiny strips of wood surface to create line details similar to pencil drawings. Using small wood carving tools with deep grooves to create small line resolutions, Kongkaew elaborated a systematic order and the understanding of light and shadow.  His subjects are usually nature or architecture. The alluding contour of his line compositions set his work apart from the typical woodcuts that one has seen.

Praween Piangchoompu creates artwork in reference to mental peace.  Printing in subtle color, Piangchoompu uses sandpaper to remove surface of the wood. He systematically applies different shades of the same color onto different levels of the surface to create images that bear smoothness and softness.  The compositions of private room and installed objects in light and shade are symbolic to purified minds and peaceful thoughts.