Kamol Tassananchalee Retrospective
In 1975, in the state of California, USA, Kamol Tassananchalee began creating artworks that no artist in the world had ever done before. He used the natural landscapes of the Mojave Desert as if they were canvases, arranging three-dimensional color tubes at various points before allowing the breeze to spread the colored powders, creating vivid and mesmerizing lines on the expansive canvas of the desert landscape.
This particular artistic experiment marked the starting point for creating artworks related to “color tubes,” and Kamol continued to explore this concept in various series of works. Each series had profound connections to his identity, thoughts, and life at different times, showcasing the diverse and intelligent evolution of an artist who never ceased to create throughout his lifetime.
“80 Years Kamol Tassananchalee Retrospective” will take viewers on a journey to explore this remarkable period of creative exploration mentioned above. This is the period that is considered the starting point, leading to the name of this great artist being etched in the global art history.
Today is the arrival of my 80th-year journey. My creativity originated from the impulse of thoughts, Eastern nativity, and Western growth. All my artworks harmonized with two-world concepts through paintings, sculptures, printmaking, ceramic, conceptual, mixed-media and installation works. All two worlds works had been created with the power of intention and preparedness.
Kamol Tassananchalee is recognized as one of the first Thai artists to experiment with creating mixed-media artworks that blend the ideas and philosophies of the East and the West, resulting in international acclaim. In 1997, Kamol was honored as a National Artist in the field of visual arts (painting and mixed media).