PINAREE SANPITAK - ‘THE BODY AND THE VESSEL’

10sep(sep 10)11:00 am08oct(oct 8)6:00 pmPINAREE SANPITAK - ‘THE BODY AND THE VESSEL’SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
In ‘The Body and The Vessel’, Pinaree Sanpitak debuts a new series of paintings, sculptures and installation that continue her sensitive treatment of the human body, lived experiences and perception.

Event Details

Pinaree Sanpitak – ‘The Body and The Vessel’ 

Yavuz Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

10 September – 8 October 2022 

Yavuz Gallery is proud to present Pinaree Sanpitak’s highly anticipated solo exhibition, ‘The Body and The Vessel’, which inaugurates Yavuz Sydney’s new gallery space in the heart of Surry Hills. 

The Body and The Vessel coincides with Sanpitak’s inclusion in ‘The Milk of Dreams’ at the 59th Biennale de Venezia, and marks the artist’s solo presentation in Australia in over eight years. 

In ‘The Body and The Vessel’, Sanpitak debuts a new series of paintings, sculptures and installation that continue her sensitive treatment of the human body, lived experiences and perception. 

At the centre of the exhibition is a large-scale installation titled ‘The Affairs of Serving’, which comprises of numerous sculptures laid on top of various vessels, placed alongside utensils on mid-century serving trolleys. Each sculpture in the installation is hand-fabricated using torn stacks of mulberry paper and shaped into a ‘breast stupa’ (Sanpitak’s iconic form which melds together the aforementioned female breast with a Buddhist stupa), and each object sourced over the last few years. Drawing upon materials and items common to everyday life, ‘The Affairs of Serving’ engages viewers through recognition and curiosity through its interplay of the familiar domestic with unusual forms. 

Hung on the walls are new paintings rendered in schemes of black, silver, white and red. They feature Sanpitak’s various leitmotifs: a vessel, a breast, a stupa, a torso; fluid iterations open to various avenues of interpretation. The human body often metamorphoses into these forms in Sanpitak’s extrapolation of its multiplicitous symbolism, each offering subtle changes in definition with every recurrence, each substance. 

These works continue Sanpitak’s exploration on the idea of the body as a vessel: both literally and figuratively on how the human form can hold and provide a multitude of unique experiences as a receptacle for the soul and memories. 

Image and event information courtesy of Yavuz Gallery 

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Time

September 10 (Saturday) 11:00 am - October 8 (Saturday) 6:00 pm

Location

Sydney, Australia