Young photographer exhibits at Sangdee Gallery
James Mitchell opened his photo exhibition on
June 12, 2012.
James Mitchell, a young English man
from the Devon coast launched his exhibition of photographs at Sangdee
Gallery on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The series of photos were taken in London
and Thailand and are digitized and manipulated to create interesting,
thought provoking and beautiful pieces of art. Many photographers will stick
to one type of photo perhaps only people or scenery but James’ photos focus
on people and places as well as objects. Sangdee Gallery is located on
Sirimangkalajarn soi 5 and is open in the evenings. James’ photos can be
found in display on the second floor of the gallery.
photographs from every day scenes on display at Sangdee Gallery.
Burmese art at Suvannabhumi
Khin Maung Zaw held his solo
art Show entitled ''The Past The Present The Future'' at Suvannabhumi Art
Gallery on Charoenrat Road on June 9, 2012. His paintings reflect his life
in Myanmar. The exhibition is open until June 23 and can be viewed from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. (Photo courtesy of CityNow!)
A night of opera at the 137 Pillars House
Tenor Xavier Rivadeneira
performed at the 137 Pillars House Resort accompanied by Jonas Dept on the
By LiLi Tan
On 4 June, 2012 137 Pillars House
presented a charming evening of classical music by famed tenor, Xavier
Rivadeneira. The soloist from the Hungarian State Opera, was exquisitely
accompanied by Jonas Dept, pianist extraordinaire from Belgium.
We were treated to a world-class
outdoor performance by the renowned tenor. The evening’s repertoire featured
Spanish Canzones by Manuel de Falla, haunting German Leider, arias from
Italy and from the tenor’s home country, Ecuador. Although some of the music
was unfamiliar to some in the audience, Xavier’s impassioned singing and
powerful voice was very well received and highly appreciated. Two deserving
encores left the audience wanting more!
Xavier Rivadeneira is a
Hungarian/Ecuadorian, born in Quito, Ecuador and has studied with such
distinguished singers at the Hungarian State Opera as Zsolt Bende, Margit
László, Gyula Pfeiffer and Magda Nádor and has been singing at the Hungarian
State Opera House since 2000. In 2002 he went to London on a Sidney Len
Scholarship. Xavier has sung in a wide range of oratorios as well as opera
and has performed as a soloist at the
“Belvárosi” Theater, the “Eötvös Lorand” University Orchestra, Hungarian
National Opera, the National Theaters of Debrecen and Miskolc, Chamber
Opera, Radio Orchestra and the Philharmonic.
Mai resident pianist Jonas Dept from Belgium discovered the piano at the age
of six and studied with Georges Deppe in France and Dominique Woltčche of
Austria. Jonas has studied music writing, harmony, analysis and composition
with Belgian composer Jean-Marie Rens. Jonas earned a Licentiate of the
Royal Schools of Music, London and has been involved in several experimental
projects where music combines with other scenic disciplines (theatre and
music, soundtrack composition for documentaries and short movies, etc).
Jonas is currently working on his own compositions here in Chiang Mai and
performs for the London’s Royal Academy of Dance in Thailand, Australia,
Singapore and New Zealand.
The Wonderful Fragrance of Nature by Jay Surasan
One of the pieces on display
at 116 Art Gallery by Kalasin artist Jay Surasan. Jay will be holding a
series of Saturday morning workshops at the Gallery this month and in July.
By Jai Pee
The new exhibition of Kalasin-born
artist Jay Surasan which opened last month at Gallery116 at 94-120 Charoen
Muang Road is well worth a visit. This Isaan born man who loved the
lifestyle of the old Lanna kingdom so much that he settled in Chiang Mai,
has a rare and very beautiful talent. With seemingly gracious ease he
manages to blend the very best of impressionism with startling reality – the
effect is to give us a vision of landscapes, street scenes, local life and
buildings that are entrancing to look at and captivating to behold. This is
a rare and very precious talent that shows care, love and attention to
detail in its execution.
Most of the paintings are large and the
centerpiece of the exhibition is enormous – but it is so attractive and
appealing that it is hard to pass by or turn away. Other paintings, using
knife and acrylic techniques, in smaller frames, are equally attractive and
bring the very feel of rural life into the room. This is quite a remarkable
exhibition and it is no surprise that Jay has already mounted financially
successful exhibitions in Bangkok. His colours are vibrant and attractive;
his scenes are lively and inviting to the eye; his style is visionary. Add
all these together and you have a unique experience awaiting you at the
Just 300 metres from Nawarat Bridge
heading towards the railway station and on the right hand side, the gallery
is open at 10.00am each day except Monday and closes at 6.00pm. Jay’s
paintings are for sale – the prices ranging from 25,000 baht to 800,000 baht
with plenty of variety in between and a majority on the lower price levels.
Are they worth it? Come and judge for yourselves – you will be impressed.
But hurry – the exhibition closes at the end of August!
In the meantime, Jay is holding a
series of Saturday morning workshops at the Gallery starting at 10.00am and
ending at 1.00pm. These are on June 9th and 23rd and
July 7th and 21st. For more details of these or to
reserve a place, please phone the gallery on 053 302 111 or 086 670 0153.
Other information may be found on 116art-gallery.com or
Bangkok native artist M.L.
Saksin Karsamsun is here with one of his works created after his 4 month
By Shana Kongmun
M.L. Saksin Karsamsun’s latest
exhibition titled “For Who” opened at Sangdee Gallery on Friday, June 1, his
first exhibition there since the “Love, Family, Alien” exhibit opened in
The artist said that after four
operations and over four months in hospital, he felt compelled to put his
feelings and experiences on canvas. He added that ten percent of all
proceeds would go to help poor surgical patients at Maharaj Nakhon Chiang
The oil on canvas paintings were
symbolic of many of the things he had gone through with his illness and
recovery varying from bright swirling colors to monochromatic canvases
evoking peace and serenity.
The exhibition is on display for the
rest of the month. Sangdee is on Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 and is open evenings
from 6 p.m.
One of the
artist’s latest pieces.
is joined by his mother and a friend.
Billy Ogan sang and performed on
the piano while a puppet artist performed.
Some of the
many works on display at Sangdee Gallery.