Rattana Salee

b. 1882, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Rattana Salee graduated with an MFA in Sculpture at Silpakorn University (Thailand) in 2011. The main characteristic of Rattana’s sculpture is the quality of abstraction. Rattana renders most of her sculptures with steel bars, heavily worked with epoxy in order to give us an unmistakable sense of erosion — a de-corporealisation of the sculptural mass. Although made to also commemorate and mark as remembrance, they differ from a classical monument. Showing no sign of aggression when it takes up space, the sculptures come into existence in the quietest sense of the word.

Marking her debut solo exhibition in ‘Shell(Shocked)’, the atmospheric sculptural installation comprises metal and plaster architectural structures that reflect the private and communal complexities of urban living. Among other grants and awards, she was a recipient of the French Embassy’s scholarship to study at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), Paris, France, in 2011.

Biography information from Thavibu Contemporary Art, February 2023

Country: Thailand