ISSUE ONE: Freshly Sliced contributors
Pharuephon Mukdasanit (MAMAFAKA) is known throughout Thailand for his graphic design work. His cover art, Tropical Gangster, for ISSUE ONE highlights his signature eyeballs – first seen on MR. HELL YEAH at the BACC‘s 2010 For Wall Painting Exhibition.
MAMAFAKA’s work has been featured in magazines CG+, IdN and Wallpaper* Thai Edition. He has collaborated with brands like Boblbee, Kswiss and Tiger Beer. When he’s not working, he can be found around Bangkok partying with his BFF Rukkit. To learn more about MAMAFAKA (freelance for hire!), check out his interview on SOOK YAWD.
Tawan Wattuya‘s paintings use public figures and adolescent icons to examine society. His solo shows at Toot Yung Gallery, Numthong Gallery and Tang Contemporary Art in Bangkok have earned him a reputation as the lighthearted provocateur of political unrest and hedonism.
Tawan exhibits throughout Europe and Asia. He was an Artist in Residence at Okinawa O.C.E.A.N. in Japan and works closely with curator Myrtille Tibayrenc. When he’s not painting, you may find Tawan having a drink with friends in Bangkok or exploring the meaning of love in Denmark.
Born and raised in Bangkok, P7 is a dominant figure in the Thai arts scene. With a strong background in the fine arts, P7 is just as comfortable painting photo realistically as he is churning out strange cartoon characters. When not collaborating with brands like Adidas, Converse and Onitsuka Tiger, P7 is busy curating shows featuring up-and-coming artists in Thailand. His third incarnation of the popular and ever expanding group show For is already in the works for 2012.
For more information on past, current and future projects check out p7even.com.
Narissara Pianwimungsa (Nariss) summons the “defense mechanism” in her works. Her use of pastel on paper creates a distinct softness with eerie undertones. Nariss’ latest solo show, Mellon Collie, at Galerie N in Bangkok expands her work with the use of embroidery and watercolor. In the past year she has completed several murals and the store display for Thai clothing brand Jaspal‘s Central Ladphrao reopening.
Nariss‘s iconic polka dot birds and other artwork can be found for sale on her new site, the Mellon Collie Shop. Get yours while supplies last!
Yuree Kensaku‘s paintings start as fantastical stories you’d imagine dreaming up inside of a blanket tent. Her works invite viewers to go beyond the childhood imagination and pull apart her world of satire in which she is often a character.
Yuree produced The Adventure of Momotaro Girl during her 2007 residency at the Yokohama Museum of Art and has exhibited in Thailand’s highly acclaimed 100 Tonson Gallery, which represented her at Art HK 11. She collaborated with May-T Noijinda for the music video Pleng Pry, and she is currently working on pieces for a show in Taiwan as well as artwork for the next issue of CG+.
Thaweesak Srithongdee‘s (Lolay) large fiberglass sculpture, Dollar 009, has exhibited throughout Thailand and as part of South Korea’s Busan Biennale 2010. He was the 2005 Artist in Residence at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and his video work has screened at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. His paintings can be found in the collection of the Singapore Art Museum.
In additional to his artwork, Lolay is frequently spotted around Bangkok sporting an orange jumpsuit and rocking out with happyband. Checkout his YouTube for more details on his installations, videos and music.
ประธาน โกมลหิรัณย์‘s (Space Limo) mind exists in a world parallel to our own. He explores life cycles through the merging of human and animal forms.
We continue to pursue the meaning behind Space Limo‘s ongoing body of work.
Anukun Hamala (Gang) was born and raised in Chiang Mai, Thailand where he runs the multidisciplinary studio Nokhookdesign. With a background in architecture, Anukun worked for several years as a graphic designer before opening his own shop. His designs play with the ideas of old & new, east & west, and science & superstitions. Anukun has been featured in Wallpaper* Thai Edition, COMPASS and CG+.
You may find Anukun taking photos and enjoying an ice cream in one of the many small cafés in Thailand’s northern province. For more updates, check out Nokhook on exteen.
Cartoonist Wisut Ponnimit is well known in his native Thailand and Japan, where he lived from 2003-2005. His work has received praise from author Banana Yoshimoto, and his popular manga series, hesheit, is published by Thailand’s leading independent press Typhoon Books. Wisut animated and scored Love Elevator, which is taken from his 2010 publication Romance.
Wisut‘s original cartoon for ISSUE ONE is a rarity because it is in English. If you are lucky enough to be in Japan or Thailand, you may catch him at a live drawing event or playing the piano to his animations. Check out Wisut‘s blog for upcoming events.
SUBP●A●ROHT ISSUE ONE made its U.S. debut at the 2011 Chicago Printer’s Ball.
*Photos courtesy of Chicago’s one and only Oscar Arriola aka Fotoflow.
SUBP•A•ROHT : SE Asia Magazine Launch Party
Thursday, July 28th : 7:00 – 9:00PM
Happy Monday : Ekamai Soi 10
Meet the artists and pick up your free copy of SUBP•A•ROHT.
More info available via the Facebook events page.
SUBP•A•ROHT : North America Launch
at the Poetry Foundation’s 7th Annual Printers’ Ball
July 29th : Ludington Building
Chicago, IL : USA
Check out the Printers’ Ball website for more information.