Ruangsak Anuwatwimon

b. 1975 in Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Ruangsak Anuwatwimon is a Thai contemporary artist. He is passionate about art and nature, and is interested in the future evolution of the human species, which often becomes the topic of his research. Across all of his ashes-based projects Anuwatwimon reflects upon the relationship humans have with nature. He employs diverse mediums to express his ideas and challenges the perimeters of what constitutes an artwork. His conceptual projects explore social, cultural, and moral grounds of human societies.

Based on the “Regenerate Sculpture” concept, in his works he wonders how human beings can resolve the problem of extinction and evolution. One of his seminal works, the Ash Heart Project (2010), encompasses a total of 270 heart-shaped artworks made from the ashes of 270 different flora and fauna species. Most dead or decayed specimens were found in the local areas throughout Thailand. As part of the project, the artist burned the specimens to ashes and re-shaped them into heart-shaped sculptures. Another remarkable work is the GOLEM project exhibited at BKK Art House, Bangkok (2011) and at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015). The concept behind GOLEM is the construction of a utopian human being, whose parts are made from ashes of animals and plants.


Country: Thailand