About Artwork ‘Me and My Parents’
“My mom is a tiger, My dad is a flower…and me…just a lonely apple.” – Wanasiri Thongchoo
The Diary of Imaginary World Series is a story of an apple character who coincidentally met with an artist in her own imagination and gradually became her best friend. Let’s get to know the Apple-head boy and the Artist Wanasiri Thongchoo through her painting of “The diary of Imaginary World”!
The concept “The Diary of Imaginary World”
The world of an infinite time without two blocking hands that hold me back, led me to meet them “Friends” who are only named but do not exist or I can say that they ‘Friends’ only exist in my imagination.
As a result, the following story will be told and not told….they are all recorded her. In a non-existent world….a world of imagination with no horizon or any dimension of width, height, length, low.
This story will be called “The Diary of Imaginary World”.
Why painted ‘Apple-headed boy’?
: Most of the pictures I painted are inspired by the stories of ‘Apple-headed boy’ an imaginary best friend who told his story to me or i accidentally have heard some from him. Then I brought his story to paint it into these pieces of Art. I definitely would say that most of his work is more about his story.
Who is The apple-head boy?
: He is my friend….my bestie. Honestly, He and I have many things in common 🙂
What does The apple-head boy look like?
: He features a stick figure body with an apple head. If you look closely enough, you can see the body texture which is drawn and painted by EE pencil.
Where did The apple-headed boy comes from?
: He claimed to be from a far far…away planet. He came here because he ran away from his lover and for the first time we met he told me that “we’ve met before since I was a kid, very young”. Honestly, I barely couldn’t remember him but he looked really sad while telling me this…
Since when has he came back to see you?
: At that time, it was approximately 4-5 years ago when I was an exchange student in Taiwan. At that moment, I was very confused, and he appeared to be confused as well (laughing)
What did he escape from?
: As previously stated, he ran away from his lover. Apple-headed boy was in love with someone when he was there. BUT on this planet if he wants to give birth to a new life,he must eat a portion of his lover in order to bring out the seeds inside her body to plant and become a baby. Nonetheless, he chose to escape from reality and came back here…in my world again.
Do you still meet him often?
: Now, he no longer appears on a regular basis. He’s still here, he hasn’t returned to his planet yet appears a few times. His body has been changed, he seems a bit grown up. He is no longer a stickman but more likely to have a normal body like a man. However, I’m also concerned and curious about him because he can’t return to his planet, either because he doesn’t want to or can’t.
Get to Know artist “Shiru Shiru” or “Wanasiri Thongchoo”
Wanasiri Thongchoo or Piano (Nickname) known as ‘Shiru Shiru’ as her pseudonym. She graduated from Graduated from Silpakorn University Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Class 73. For her pseudonym ‘Shiru Shiru’, at first she didn’t intend to use it. But because people kept calling her by this name, she decided to use it as her name instead. It also corresponds to her artistic style and concept!
What is the inspiration of studying art in school?
“It started in middle school. My mother took me to an art class because she noticed I enjoyed drawing and painting since i was 3-4 years old. From taking that special class about art with a special teacher. He seriously suggested me to study in a school of art called ‘Nakhon Si Thammarat School of Fine Art’. I applied and studied there which inspired me to continue creating art until now.
When you seriously started making art?
“Before 4th year, no new ideas of inspiration came up, I was burned out from making art. However, from the fourth to the fifth year. At that time, I was an exchange student abroad. I had more time to be with myself so I tried many new things, drew a lot of new paintings. And when I started talking to myself again and felt like, uh, yeah I still like it~”
- 2563 “Tuakak Exhibition” at JOYMAN GALLERY
- 2019: Received an exchange scholarship “STUDENT EXCHANGE AT NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY” in Taiwan
- 2020: Selected to perform on 37th Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Young Artists
- 2020: Received a “Chang Teud” scholarship, a scholarship to support Young artists of Chang Foundation.
- 2021: Received ”First Prize” of the Young Artist Contest in the project of finding and developing the potential new generation artists of Contemporary Art and Culture Thailand.