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Born in 1969, Jakkai Siributr is a Thai artist whose work can be defined by his use of textile to tackle issues affecting Thai society since the end of the Vietnam War. His embroideries reflect his opinions on matters such as increased urbanization, political instability, corruption, and the urban/rural divide in Thailand. Studying and residing in the USA for nearly ten years, Siributr earned his BA in Textiles/Fine Arts from Indiana University Bloomington in 1992 and a MS in Printed Textile Design from Philadelphia University in 1996.
ML: You have lived in the US for 10 years, how has it influenced your work? Did America have an impact on your way of thinking and critical perspective?
JS: My education in the US really shaped me to be who I am today. Not only did it influence my way of thinking and seeing the world, it put me on my art career path.
If I had stayed in Thailand, there was no way I would have become ...
Antoine d’Agata uncovered stories of taboo, addiction, darkness and sex. His passions gravitated towards photography and film leading to his inauguration in the prestigious photo agency Magnum photos in 2008. He was born in Marseilles but in 1983 left his country of birth, moving around for many years eventually settling in New York in 1990. His pictures are graphic and unsettling, revealing deep trauma on personal as well as a societal level. The subjects are often nude and in dark settings instilling a sense of unbridled vulnerability into the viewer....
Born in New Jersey in 1942, Wessel first learned of his interests in photography in the 60’s when picking up a book about photographs close to his college campus in Pennsylvania. He is primarily known for his black and white photos of sparse landscapes and biting social commentary of the American West. During his whole career, Wessel never veered away from using one camera and type of film; his trusty Leica, and Kodak Tri-X film. Sandra Philips, curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, claims that Wessel’s work laid a foundation and helped develop the tradition of photography in the States in the 70’s. He received two Guggenheim Fellowships and three National Endowment for the Arts grants in his life time. His work is displayed in many of major the American, European, and Asian museums....
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Channy: A Journey of Loss and Recovery to Renowned Cambodian Artist.
Channy is a professional painter whose skills have made him prolific in the Cambodian contemporary art scene. His art mainly focuses on birds, for ...