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Nikki Suebwongpat: A Life Less Ordinary

BY Artsite | 03-Mar-2021
Art Month Sydney Event 2021 | Solo Exhibition by local Sydney emerging Artist: Nikki Suebwongpat
Venue: Artsite Galleries
Address: 165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
Date: 06 - 28 March 2021
Time: Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
Ticket: free
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Nikki Suebwongpat: A Life Less Ordinary
Nikki Suebwongpat: A Life Less Ordinary.
Image: My Sweet Williams, 2021. Oil on linen, 36x36cm
© The Artist, Courtesy Artsite Galleries
I am fascinated with painting glass –it’s transparent, only visible in terms of what it reflects, and its relationship to its environment. It becomes its surroundings, yet distorting them... I think this is an interesting metaphor for life, how nothing we do or feel or learn is in isolation. How we may be shaped by our environment more than we like to think. Honing in on the reflections, the colours and shapes created by the light, one forgets what an object is, or its purpose.

Glassware brings clarity, enlarges and distils. It also brings murkiness, uncertainty and fragmentation. In the stillness of reflecting, we glean moments of pure truth and wisdom, which if followed too far will unravel, wreaking uncertainty and chaos. I see beauty in the unknown, in the ambiguity.

This exhibition is a recognition of duality, often present in our lives ,and especially evident in this season of pandemic. For some, there has been rest and solitude; a winding/scaling down of one’s schedule bringing peace, introflection - a real stillness; a connectedness with one’s self.

Alongside, is lack of human connection, an isolation where introspection goes rogue, unchallenged; causing one to question the minutiae existence.

Nikki Suebwongpat ~ February 2021