Friday, October 29, 2010

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

Conceptual artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook works and teaches in Thailand. For the Two Planets series Rasdjarmrearnsook made photographs and videos of Thai farmers on their home ground confronted by massively framed masterpieces of 19th century French art.

In an interview here Rasdjarmrearnsook explained the intention behind the project: I am currently working with traditional sculpture and painting which will be videoed. I want to make and film a masterpiece; but a masterpiece for Thai farmers. No-one talks about Thai farmer’s values. Here I will use video not to register the so-called real but as a vehicle for expressing something like fantasy.