Intimate, enigmatic with her wry humour, Pupityastaporn’s solo exhibition The Perfect Day for Fishing further affirms her creativity in landscaping a situation. The construct renders in her painting, unveiling her inquisitive mind for the spaces we live in and the moment we ponder. Every brushstroke in the painting is her dialectical quest for the impulsive intuitive and compulsive self.
Pupityastaporn liberates the boundaries by manipulating time and space through her painting; the interplay between the colours, abstract figures and light transforms into the timeless serenity in her work. Through her illusive opaque objects to the layered uncontrollable fluidity of the background, Pupityastaporn considers the dimension a landscape can offer, providing intricacy through texture, colour depth. Whether it becomes a bluish sky in the sweep of white or the translucent green trees accompanied with the backdrop of ruby red, the range of colours unfolds the illusory realities in the unbound imagination.
Whilst her focus is on the landscape and the artist portrays an unusual however uncanny atmosphere, the works never contain human figures, inviting the audience to interact solely through their own perspective and experiences, disrupting the subject through manipulating the image. The titles of each work should be contemplated as it is an emphasis on the artist’s dry wit, stimulating an alternative narrative. Pupityastaporn takes influence from her surroundings, ranging from landscape portrayals of tropical outdoors to stale indoor scenes that relate back to the artist’s process of using existing images, intertwining objects from her own recollection of memories to form figurative situations.
Being educated in Düsseldorf and living in Bangkok, Pupityastaporn combines diverse aspects from both landscapes to provide an esoteric and intimate ambience that feels overtly mundane and continuous. There is a sense of ambiguity, the painting becomes a situation that invites the viewers to negate the unsettling in their contemplation. Finally there is doubt and a fragile monumentality in these paintings, poignant and delicate at the same time.
Consider the fleet brushstrokes that adorn the paintings, the washed layers within the backdrop, the impressions that are made through the light precision of contact on the canvas and the last stroke to leave a mark on the painting. Take the time to digest the work, immerse yourself within the image, interpret from up close and afar; you did not ask to be put there, but feel free to wonder.