Unchalee Anantawat

4th floor at 469 Phra Sumen Rd, Bangkok, Thailand
(Located within the same building as Ku Bar / access via stairways)

March 30 – May 18, 2024
Fri-Sun 14:00-19:00

Baby, It’s Gonna Be Hot

You are warmly welcome to Unchalee Anantawat’s first solo exhibition in quite some time, specifically since her last solo exhibition in 2017. This summer exhibition will showcase all-new including large works created between 2022 and 2024, none of which, to our knowledge, she has shared on social media yet.

“Baby, It’s Gonna Be Hot” follows Anantawat’s unique practice and comprises works that stem from her curiosity about various subjects and her exploration of how to perceive certain forms and objects in her paintings. While this may initially serve as an entry point to her practice, the essence of the majority of her new paintings focuses on how pop culture intersects with mythology, constructed reality, and fiction. Her paintings do not aim to represent the reality of our world; instead, they portray its absurdities and ironies with humor. However, her works perhaps offer a true reflection of the unpredictable nature of our real yet absurd world.

Please join us at the opening of the exhibition as the scorching summer begins. Unchalee Anantawat will, of course, be present. Let’s talk about the dazzling paintings over chilled refreshments, but please be warned, Baby, it’s going to be hot.

text by Sathit Sattarasart

Unchalee Anantawat (b.1982) is an artist who developed her unique way of visual composition while assembling objects, characters and situations in the constantly shifting, uniquely beautiful world she created. Her works, similar to beautiful yet venomous frogs, conveying commentaries on reality. Anantawat has constantly changed her approaches to exercise her artistic freedom, wherein she does not have to follow any particular method of working, aiming to yield unexpected outcomes. Moreover, she pays close attention to mediums and materials that bring out weird, humorous, yet dazzling characteristics in her works.

Unchalee Anantawat is a Master of Animation & Interactive Media graduate from RMIT Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2008. She was one of the co-founders and has been the director of the alternative platform for experimental art in Bangkok: Speedy Grandma (2012-present). Furthermore, Anantawat has been an active full-time lecturer at the School of Architecture and Design at KMUTT King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi since 2014.