Store #2

Ruangsak Anuwatwimon

©Ruangsak Anuwatwimon, Ash Heart-Project, 2006-2007, Ash & Cyannoacrylate Glue, 9 x 10 x 15 cm.
©Ruangsak Anuwatwimon, Ash Heart-Project, clockwise; 003 Large White Pig (Sus srofa domestica), 026 Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus), 025 Python (Python recticulatus), 040 Asian Tiger Mosquito (Anopheles culioifacies (Sensolato))

Ruangsak Anuwatwimon creates a cycle that questions the relationship between humans and nature on a macro and micro level. Anuwatwimon researches the confrontations of humans in different environments, and considers these confrontations the paradox of human creativity: people are looking for solutions, and yet they get stuck at the borders of the life that they are destroying.

The Ash Hears Projects are his best-known projects. They can be regarded as forms of protest, through which Anuwatwimon burns anything that is edited, killed or destroyed by people. From these projects grew GOLEM, an ambitious multiyear project.

In the GOLEM project (image Store #2 on the home page) Anuwatwimon explores the possibilities of creating a universal human being, or in other words, a prototype of the perfected human that will keep reinventing him or herself. Anuwatwimon wants to build the GOLEM from ashes of animals and plants from different countries all over world. He particularly searches for remnants with a historical meaning.

For the design of his installations and sculptures, the artist starts off from drawings. He presents himself as a mixed media artist, as he uses a combination of techniques and materials to visualize his concepts. Born in the region of Bangkok, his oeuvre refers to the roots and origins of Thai traditions, characterized by a spiritual and contemplative view on life and death.

Vertaling/Translation: Dylan Belgrado