AXIS BY PRAXIS

A MEETING PLACE

12th - 26th Jan 2019

G13 Gallery is proudly present the second series of joined Southeast Asia exhibition ‘Axis by Praxis: A Meeting Place’ to open the year 2019 exhibition calendar. ‘Axis by Praxis’ will featuring five current emerging talents from Southeast Asia, with the aim to look into the region’s art practice through the works of Ho Mei Kei (Malaysia), Nik M Shazmie (Malaysia), Natisa Jones (Indonesia), Anchalee Arayapongpanich (Thailand), and Kittisak Thapkoa (Thailand).

Interest in Southeast Asia art over the years signaling the growing reception from the global market and it shows no sign of slowing down. The demand in the big art events such as biennales and art fairs signify the importance of Southeast Asian art to the global contemporary art development. Within the epochal development in the region’s history, the artist featured in ‘Axis by Praxis: A Meeting Place’ reflect its diversity while at the same time shared a similar sensibility: experimentation with media; and the dynamics of identity in relation with tradition, culture and history.

Malaysian artists, Ho Mei Kei and Nik M Shazmie take on different aspect of social life where the entanglement within power relation is inevitable. Ho Mei Kei exploring the concept of play in her criticism towards the educational system. While Nik M Shazmie had looking into the history of the region where the concept of ‘serumpun’ (one root) often used as a tagline to foster regional unity between SEA countries. Natisa Jones, Bali and Amsterdam based artist, explore the experience of everydayness and how to contemplate with it as a process. Both Thai artists, Anchalee Arayapongpanich and Kittisak Thapkoa, contrasting each other while interspersing the subjects of similar weight in current contemporary SEA society. The former looking into a film culture as a framework of feminine empowerment. While the latter goes back to the tradition of Buddhist symbolism, confronting the reality of today’s materialistic morality.

Axis by Praxis: A Meeting Place is a site of progressive and passionate artistic production, set as a micro survey of Southeast Asia emerging artist, in the midst of urban growth, modernization and globalization. Furthermore, the expanding contemporary art business demands a rigorous effort in its production and distribution. Axis by Praxis is an attempt to provide an access, as well as to broaden artist’s visibility to art world, both locally and internationally. This project exhibition is a gesture to the process of becoming, a site driven by creativity and connectivity.

Axis by Praxis: A Meeting Place’ runs from 12nd until 26th January 2019 at G13 Gallery. Gallery opens daily from 11am to 5pm, closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Come On

Come On

Anchalee Arayapongpanich
100x100cm
Oil on Linen
2018

Come On

Anchalee Arayapongpanich
100x100cm
Oil on Linen
2018

Leia

Leia

Anchalee Arayapongpanich
100x100cm
Oil on Linen
2018

Leia

Anchalee Arayapongpanich
100x100cm
Oil on Linen
2018

Hell 1

Hell 1

Kittisak Thapkoa
150x180cm
Drawing on Canvas
2014

Hell 1

Kittisak Thapkoa
150x180cm
Drawing on Canvas
2014

Untitled I

Untitled I

Kittisak Thapkoa
80x105cm
Charcoal Drawing on Canvas
2017

Untitled I

Kittisak Thapkoa
80x105cm
Charcoal Drawing on Canvas
2017

Untitled II

Untitled II

Kittisak Thapkoa
105.5x120.5cm
Charcoal Drawing on Canvas
2017

Untitled II

Kittisak Thapkoa
105.5x120.5cm
Charcoal Drawing on Canvas
2017

'Hari Makan Tahunan'

'Hari Makan Tahunan'

Nik M Shazmie
160 x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2019

'Hari Makan Tahunan'

Nik M Shazmie
160 x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2019

'Sedang dalam pembikinan'

'Sedang dalam pembikinan'

Nik M Shazmie
160x122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2019

'Sedang dalam pembikinan'

Nik M Shazmie
160x122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2019

'Kita Satu Rumpun'

'Kita Satu Rumpun'

Nik M Shazmie
160x122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2019

'Kita Satu Rumpun'

Nik M Shazmie
160x122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2019

Siapakah 'Malaysian'

Siapakah 'Malaysian'

Ho Mei Kei
80x100cm
Oil, Acrylic and Color Pencil on Canvas
2018

Siapakah 'Malaysian'

Ho Mei Kei
80x100cm
Oil, Acrylic and Color Pencil on Canvas
2018

Fikirkan perbelanjaan dan pendapatan bulanan anda

Fikirkan perbelanjaan dan pendapatan bulanan anda

Ho Mei Kei
80x100cm
Oil, Acrylic and Color Pencil on Canvas
2018

Fikirkan perbelanjaan dan pendapatan bulanan anda

Ho Mei Kei
80x100cm
Oil, Acrylic and Color Pencil on Canvas
2018

Pilih kad telekomunikasi yang anda gunakan

Pilih kad telekomunikasi yang anda gunakan

Ho Mei Kei
80x100cm
Oil, Acrylic and Color Pencil on Canvas
2018

Pilih kad telekomunikasi yang anda gunakan

Ho Mei Kei
80x100cm
Oil, Acrylic and Color Pencil on Canvas
2018

Sentuh dan lari

Sentuh dan lari

Ho Mei Kei
80x100cm
Oil, Acrylic and Color Pencil on Canvas
2018

Sentuh dan lari

Ho Mei Kei
80x100cm
Oil, Acrylic and Color Pencil on Canvas
2018

The Desk I

The Desk I

Natisa Jones
80x40cm
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
2018

The Desk I

Natisa Jones
80x40cm
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
2018

Artist Statement

“The Desk” series, is a body of work which treats various individual figures in a reoccurring position –however, each distinctive and isolated to its own momentum. “The Desk” explores the idea of routine: figures are sat upon what may be reminiscent of a table or a desk, with similarly monotone expressions, repeated within five different pieces.

Not unlike an office desk, the desk in this series is employed to symbolize the idea of the day-to-day which we all take part in. Although the motions repeat themselves and share familiar settings, and attempts to mimic what has been created before, – the result is never the same.

An action, taking place in various contexts will provide entirely independent experiences. A play on imagery with the infamous and cliché idea of a desk job. This personification aims to express this impossibility of exact repetition within time and art. As an artist’s job is still not entirely dissimilar to any other form of work – there exists a routine, expectations, and uninspired moments of plateau. This imagery was employed to explore psychological and emotional spaces within the motion of repetition within daily life.

A somewhat cathartic creative process as a reminder that although we enter into something with the same set of habits, thoughts, rules, methods – it is actually an impossibility to relive a precise experience twice. The process of this series was a therapeutic act, to break the numbing, flat line of illusion, accumulated by the often tedious nature of daily routines.

The Desk II

The Desk II

Natisa Jones
80x40cm
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
2018

The Desk II

Natisa Jones
80x40cm
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
2018

Artist Statement

“The Desk” series, is a body of work which treats various individual figures in a reoccurring position –however, each distinctive and isolated to its own momentum. “The Desk” explores the idea of routine: figures are sat upon what may be reminiscent of a table or a desk, with similarly monotone expressions, repeated within five different pieces.

Not unlike an office desk, the desk in this series is employed to symbolize the idea of the day-to-day which we all take part in. Although the motions repeat themselves and share familiar settings, and attempts to mimic what has been created before, – the result is never the same.

An action, taking place in various contexts will provide entirely independent experiences. A play on imagery with the infamous and cliché idea of a desk job. This personification aims to express this impossibility of exact repetition within time and art. As an artist’s job is still not entirely dissimilar to any other form of work – there exists a routine, expectations, and uninspired moments of plateau. This imagery was employed to explore psychological and emotional spaces within the motion of repetition within daily life.

A somewhat cathartic creative process as a reminder that although we enter into something with the same set of habits, thoughts, rules, methods – it is actually an impossibility to relive a precise experience twice. The process of this series was a therapeutic act, to break the numbing, flat line of illusion, accumulated by the often tedious nature of daily routines.

The Desk III

The Desk III

Natisa Jones
80x40cm
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
2018

The Desk III

Natisa Jones
80x40cm
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
2018

Artist Statement

“The Desk” series, is a body of work which treats various individual figures in a reoccurring position –however, each distinctive and isolated to its own momentum. “The Desk” explores the idea of routine: figures are sat upon what may be reminiscent of a table or a desk, with similarly monotone expressions, repeated within five different pieces.

Not unlike an office desk, the desk in this series is employed to symbolize the idea of the day-to-day which we all take part in. Although the motions repeat themselves and share familiar settings, and attempts to mimic what has been created before, – the result is never the same.

An action, taking place in various contexts will provide entirely independent experiences. A play on imagery with the infamous and cliché idea of a desk job. This personification aims to express this impossibility of exact repetition within time and art. As an artist’s job is still not entirely dissimilar to any other form of work – there exists a routine, expectations, and uninspired moments of plateau. This imagery was employed to explore psychological and emotional spaces within the motion of repetition within daily life.

A somewhat cathartic creative process as a reminder that although we enter into something with the same set of habits, thoughts, rules, methods – it is actually an impossibility to relive a precise experience twice. The process of this series was a therapeutic act, to break the numbing, flat line of illusion, accumulated by the often tedious nature of daily routines.

The Desk IV

The Desk IV

Natisa Jones
60x30cm
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
2018

The Desk IV

Natisa Jones
60x30cm
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
2018

Artist Statement

“The Desk” series, is a body of work which treats various individual figures in a reoccurring position –however, each distinctive and isolated to its own momentum. “The Desk” explores the idea of routine: figures are sat upon what may be reminiscent of a table or a desk, with similarly monotone expressions, repeated within five different pieces.

Not unlike an office desk, the desk in this series is employed to symbolize the idea of the day-to-day which we all take part in. Although the motions repeat themselves and share familiar settings, and attempts to mimic what has been created before, – the result is never the same.

An action, taking place in various contexts will provide entirely independent experiences. A play on imagery with the infamous and cliché idea of a desk job. This personification aims to express this impossibility of exact repetition within time and art. As an artist’s job is still not entirely dissimilar to any other form of work – there exists a routine, expectations, and uninspired moments of plateau. This imagery was employed to explore psychological and emotional spaces within the motion of repetition within daily life.

A somewhat cathartic creative process as a reminder that although we enter into something with the same set of habits, thoughts, rules, methods – it is actually an impossibility to relive a precise experience twice. The process of this series was a therapeutic act, to break the numbing, flat line of illusion, accumulated by the often tedious nature of daily routines.

The Desk V

The Desk V

Natisa Jones
60x30cm
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
2018

The Desk V

Natisa Jones
60x30cm
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
2018

Artist Statement

“The Desk” series, is a body of work which treats various individual figures in a reoccurring position –however, each distinctive and isolated to its own momentum. “The Desk” explores the idea of routine: figures are sat upon what may be reminiscent of a table or a desk, with similarly monotone expressions, repeated within five different pieces.

Not unlike an office desk, the desk in this series is employed to symbolize the idea of the day-to-day which we all take part in. Although the motions repeat themselves and share familiar settings, and attempts to mimic what has been created before, – the result is never the same.

An action, taking place in various contexts will provide entirely independent experiences. A play on imagery with the infamous and cliché idea of a desk job. This personification aims to express this impossibility of exact repetition within time and art. As an artist’s job is still not entirely dissimilar to any other form of work – there exists a routine, expectations, and uninspired moments of plateau. This imagery was employed to explore psychological and emotional spaces within the motion of repetition within daily life.

A somewhat cathartic creative process as a reminder that although we enter into something with the same set of habits, thoughts, rules, methods – it is actually an impossibility to relive a precise experience twice. The process of this series was a therapeutic act, to break the numbing, flat line of illusion, accumulated by the often tedious nature of daily routines.

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  • Ho Mei Kei
  • Anchalee Arayapongpanich
  • Natisa Jones
  • Kittisak Thapkoa
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