Hand cutting self-portraits by KAMOLPAN CHOTVICHAI

Kamolpan Chotvichai addresses issues of identity and gender in her photo-based self-portraits. At the same time, she challenges the formal limitations of canvas by meticulously hand-cutting her images, creating sinuous ribbons along various parts of her anatomy. Her goal is to dissolve her form, based on an understanding of the Buddhist teachings. She obliterates her identity, eliminating her face and literally stripping away her physical form, in the process relinquishing attachment to her body.

The artist received a Master of Fine Arts degree at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, and has since been awarded numerous scholarships and art prizes, including a Gold Medal at the 58th Thailand national exhibition of art in 2012.

Chotvichai was invited to participate in 56th Venice Biennale, “Frontiers Reimagined” Exhibition, Museuo Di Palazzo Grimani in 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include Emptiness at the Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Bangkok, 2013. Group exhibitions include Anthropos exhibition in Bangkok and Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Singapore and New York in 2013. She lives and works in Bangkok. See more of her works at http://www.kamolpan.com
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