That Very Moment : Woodcut prints by Surachai Ekphalakorn

That Very Moment
Woodcut prints by Surachai Ekphalakorn
At The Art Center, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University
On display July 1-30, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday July 1, 2010 at 6pm

Assistant Professor Surachai Ekphalakorn has a Bachelor's degree in Art Education from the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, before earning a Master of Arts in Printmaking from Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan. He has been teaching at the Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, since 1994.

Surachai’s prints vary in forms and techniques, but his signature, most-developed works are in woodcut prints.

For his latest solo show to be displayed at The Art Center, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, his concept is:

‘I like the look and energy that radiates from the brushstrokes.

I feel fulfilled and happy every time I am able to splash “the right stroke” onto a blank space.

I enjoy working with the woodcut process, and being able to carve my abstract brushstrokes as realistic as possible gives me a great sense of satisfaction.

Sometimes adapting the feel and the flow of the Lai Thai into my woodcut allows me to experience such a gentle and delicate yet powerful existence of the art and the self.

I like artworks which can convey the beauty of skills, expressions, and concepts effectively.

Therefore, in my case, I have tried to express my skill in art through the expressiveness of my brushstrokes, the flow of my carving and the precision of my printing skill.

I have tried to convey the expression in my art through the gesture, rhythm, value and colors of the brushstrokes.

I have tried to express the concept in my artwork about what is seen might be different from what really is through the sight of brushstrokes which, at first, might appeared to the viewer as a painting which were created within a few seconds with a few whips of the wrist only, but in fact, is a woodcut which required much longer time from the beginning to the end to create.

For me, making art is a process of learning which gives me such enormous pleasure and fun.

Therefore, I would like to share ‘That’ and ‘This’ Very Moment with you all.’
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