Art working Philosophy
Buddhism is not just one of the religion but the record of the truth within nature. “A science I say that was discovered and understood long time ago. Clarifying the secret behind nature and its truth. Making senses to all happening throughout space and time”, said Professor Kesprasit. He compare quantum physic to Buddhism as well as how quantum physic wiped out the older theory to how enlightenment shed away ignorance. “Quantum physic explain that inside each object, there are moving waves. Then going deeper, left only emptiness. Just like Buddhism that everything is nothing but intangible. Anything is always continually changeable, compounded, and no truthful”, added the artist. According to Dharma, each living creation could be divide into two parts comprising mind and body. The mind is in control over the body, a starting point that thinks, creates, and formulates the body itself. Moreover, the source of all outer behaviors. That how significant the mind is and always will be. Every mind belonging to every living being has its own will and ability to work for example; to love, to hate, to passionate. Which both itself and its will are abstract, but no longer until they formulating those outer behaviors. Behaviors are constructed from 5 natural elements that also serve as the awarer as well including eyes (to see), nose (to smells), mouth (to communicates and to tastes), ears (to hear), and skin (to feels). Thus acknowledging all actions, the mind then starting the reaction continually and endlessly.
Dharma : The truth of Nature
While art is a form, the Buddhism is the core concept behind. Professor Kesprasit has been appreciated Dharma for a long time according to living closely to a religious oriented community. So he chose this topic to be the heart of creating artwork since his bachelor’s year. “Dharma is the truth of nature. It would never get old or being out, yet as simple as the sun and water.”, said Professor Kesprasit. Moreover he sees creating artwork as a way of spiritual practice saying that it’s like a meditation to him. “For me, art serve as both a medium and a process of studying Dharma, self examination, self improvement, and self enlightenment”, explained the artist.
The core inspiration on creating Artwork
Professor Kesprasit use Philosophy of Art, which comprise of Instrumentalism, Formalism, and Expressivism, as a core inspiration on creating Artwork.
- Instrumentalism : Art as a language of Thoughts and Meanings. Like languages, Art performs as medium transferring ideas, paradigm, and symbol. Which means that Art was created to be the messenger delivering of circumstances, society, and life. So people’s mind would be up lifted and finally reaching an intellectual.
- Formalism : Art as a language of Beauty. On creating artwork according to this perspective, representing the beauty and art aesthetic are the core inspiration.
- Expressivism : Art as a language of Emotions and Feelings. Art would be purposely created for inner Emotional expressing as well as outer sensational delivering.
A combine painting on linen is an art medium that reach to what expected to be represented. This technique is a combination of different coloring type which each of them could provide certain mood and tone to the linen canvas. First is an oil color that acts as a metaphor of realistic as its characteristic give the shade and light to the painting. Moreover, carrying the mildness within. The artist use this coloring type to draw lines creating shapes and forms. Second, an acrylic color which was used as a background color. This one is as contrast as compliment with an oil color giving variety to the painting. And lastly, liquid paper was combined to highlight significant points. The artist said that it gives a movement finishing up the overall look.
Growing up in local living province which either a field life or being government official were an only understandable choices, Surachart with the love of art since his youth had chosen other path for the becoming future. He preferred art related degrees both in vocational and high vocational degrees as those were the gateway to a deeper nurturing to art. “I broke the most common cycle of the era that every graduated one must pursuing teaching degree, the bottom of my heart has always knows its will, so I pursuing what would meant for me instead of what social would appreciate”, said Professor Kesprasit. “In those days, I have no idea about Silpakorn University but Poh-Chang Academy of Arts. So I started there and my skill had been sharpen for many years. Studying at Poh-Chang Academy of Arts had introduced me to the best stop for a further art career as well as a big melting pot that significantly creating Thai artists, Silpakorn University”, added the artist.
After received the high vocational degree, Professor Kesprasit had enrolled to Silpakorn University majoring in painting. Which firstly to a bachelor’s degree, then following by a master’s degree. And finally he had become an Art professor there who is not only creating artworks but also artists for decades until his retirement in 2022.
Moreover, Professor Kesprasit has been drawn to literature which novelette is first in his favor. “Writing is another pleasure of mine, as well as art that it’s natural to me”, explained him. Anyway in pairing words with his painting, he usually prefer poetry which is also another talented skill of him. His written topics usually come from circumstances around him, his relative, or social circle. Moreover, the main idea often reflects Dharma which is not just an aspect of life but the truth he has always been valued.
All of his life, he has painted and written but never once consider himself as a professional artist or writer. For him, he is a person who consistently study by journaling life lesson and representing them all through art and literature. Moreover, receiving a great opportunity to use those expression’s creations to teach as well as create further Thai artists as being a university professor. “My works comprise of painting part and poetry part which the main idea reflects one another, My work is my journal as they are the representation of life perspective and what I had learnt in each period. My works are simply a life recorder about Dharma, The truth”, concluded Professor Kesprasit.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Faculty of Painting, Sculpture & Graphic Art, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Master of Fine Arts (Painting) Graduate School of Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2011 The “1st ASEAN Art and Civilization Symposium” November 29th to December 2nd, 2011 Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
2011 “The 7th International Art Festival Workshop in Thailand 2011″, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin, Bangkok, Thailand
2012 “The Art Exhibition 8th International Art Festival and Art Workshop” 14 – 16 February 2012, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin, Bangkok, Thailand
2013 “The Art Exhibition 9th International Art Festival and Art Workshop” 21 – 24 January 2013, Raja Mangala University of Technology Rattanakosin, Bangkok, Thailand
2013 “The 1st ASEAN Art workshop” 29 January -1 February 2013, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
2015 “Kamol Tassananchalee and Friends 71 Years Anniversary Art Exhibition”, Roadrunner Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2016 “The 11th International Art Festival Workshop in Thailand 2016″, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin, Bangkok, Thailand
2017 “The 1st International Art Festival Workshop in Thailand 2017″, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2018 “The 2nd International Art Festival Workshop in Thailand 2018″, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2012 “The Poetry Visual Arts Art Exhibition” 16 – 31 August 2018, Naresuan University Art Gallery, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
2018 “The Poetry Visual Arts of Mental Physics Circumstance, From Quantum to Buddhist Morality Art Exhibition” 16 – 31 March 2018, Naresuan University Art Gallery, Wisut Kasat Building, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
2021 – 2022 “The Poetry Visual Arts Art Exhibition (กวีนิพนธ์ทรรศนะเมธี ร้อยกรองวจี สุนทรียรสอลังการฯ)” 15 December 2021 – 15 January 2022, Naresuan University Art Gallery, Wisut Kasat Building, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
1981 “Honorable mention”, 4th Lanna Youth Art Competition (Vocational degree), Chiang Mai, Thailand
1982 “The 1st Prize Winner”, 5th Lanna Youth Art Competition (Vocational degree), Chiang Mai, Thailand
1997 “20 Short stories”, Nai-in Award (1997), Bangkok, Thailand
2009 “Popular Award Presentations”: Creative research “The creation of Visual Arts Poetry” In the First Art & Culture Forum: 21 – 22 August 2009, Khonkaen University, Thailand
2019 “The 19th Silpa Bhirasri Creativity Grants”, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand