Awakening | Pang Torsuwan

$ 600.00

Awakening, a modern surrealism painting from Tongjit Torsuwan. This artwork describes the state of mind while meditating. A woman has her eyes open which indicates she is awake and also represents her wisdom. To challenge herself, Tongjit tried something new for the collection. She tried to create different textures for the first time by cutting pieces of denim and leather into curving forms and used them to create new textures in the painting to add additional dimensions. This artwork comes in a round canvas with a hanging wire. 

“Our minds never sleep, nor do our souls” – Tongjit Torsuwan

Technique : Oil on round canvas
Style : Surrealism
Year created : 2021
Size : 50 W x 50 H x 1.5 D cm
Frame : Not framed

Tongjit (Pang) Torsuwan, is a self-taught and talented artist from Bangkok, Thailand. She developed herself to become an artist who now has a great amount of fans. Pang Torsuwan works with heart to create her art pieces which are mainly influenced by women’s stories, femininity and fashion.

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Description

Lead by a mysterious question

Is it possible that when we were sleeping, something inside us had actually awakened?

“I dream very often and even looked for the meaning of the recurring dreams and found that those dreams relate to frustration or embarrassment. I wondered if it was possible that while we are sleeping, something inside us, such as our souls or our thoughts, become our dreams. It is interesting how we live in two different worlds — the awake world and the sleeping world” said Tongjit Torsuwan.

We probably cannot control our dreams but every element in the dream is connected to us. The Awakening, is the only piece in this collection in which a woman has her eyes open. It means she is awake and has wisdom. Meditation helps Tongjit to concentrate on her work but it still cannot stop her from having nightmares.

Get to know Tongjit Torsuwan

Tongjit Torsuwan, aka Pang Torsuwan, is a self-taught and ultra-talented artist based in Bangkok, Thailand. Before Pang made her way in the art industry, she graduated with a Political Science degree but with a love of painting, she develop herself to become an artist who now has a great amount of fans. She is sure a person who is working from the heart.After working in advertising and marketing for six years, in 2012 she resigned from work and decided to pursue her passion in art by establishing a brand of printed bags and scarves named ‘Pang Torsuwan’. She designed all of the prints for her personal line. As of 2017, her focus has shifted from the fashion business to fine art. Currently, Pang continues to create personal work and also work as a freelance illustrator and print designer. She encountered many difficulties before her works began to be appreciated by art enthusiasts and collectors and she has to encourage herself often.

Pang’s art is influenced femininity and fashion inspired by women’s stories. Her love of arts inspired her to work on her pieces. Her inspiration mostly comes from surrealism, collage, and abstract.

Surrealism is her style!

Pang Torsuwan is lover of surrealist art. Surrealism is a style in art and literature in which ideas, images, and objects are combined in a strange way, like in a dream. It aims to revolutionise the human experience. It balances a rational vision of life with one that asserts the power of the unconscious and dreams. The movement’s artists find magic and strange beauty in the unexpected and the uncanny, the disregarded and the unconventional. This is how Pang Torsuwan expresses her feeling that is full of emotions and dreams, and transfer it on her canvas!

Pang’s works on an Australian boutique publisher

Drawn (vol.3) is a book that present a collection of illustrator works from many countries by Capsules, a publisher from Melbourne, Australia in 2019. This book features artwork from emerging and established talent from around the world and provides a unique insight into the creative process and lives of illustrators shaping today’s visual culture.

        
Award

2017 : Bronze Medal Winner, “Best Design : Label / Surface graphic” for Bussaba craft beer, Awarded by Australian International Beer Award

Exhibitions

2019 : Solo exhibition “Girl in a Room”, AfterAll café & Gallery, Bangkok

2019 : Group exhibition at Hotel Art Fair 2019, W Hotel, Bangkok,
2019 : Group exhibition “HER”, Baramee of Art museum, Chachoengsao
2019 : Duo exhibition “DELICACY”, Lhong 1919 gallery, Bangkok

2020 : Group exhibition “HER LOVE by HERspective”, YELO House gallery, Bangkok
 

2020 : Group exhibition “Love at First Sight”, Lhong 1919 gallery, Bangkok
2020 : Group exhibition “Flower Talk”, Pagoda the art club, River City, Bangkok
 

2020 : Group exhibition “Behind the Mask”, Pagoda the art club, River City, Bangkok
2020 : Group exhibition “The Signature 3”, Pagoda the art club, River City, Bangkok
2021 : Group exhibition “While you were sleeping”, Palette Art Space, Bangkok
 

2021 : Group exhibition at Mango Art Festival 2021, Lhong 1919, Bangkok
2021: Group exhibition “Unspeakable Secrets”, River City, Bangkok

2021 : Online exhibition “Frida : Viva La Vida”, Pagoda the art club, River City, Bangkok
2022: Group exhibition “ROAR”, Pagoda the art club, River City, Bangkok

2022: Group exhibition at Mango Art Festival 2022, River City, Bangkok

Additional information

Weight 0.7 kg
Dimensions 50 × 50 × 2 cm