Get to know the artwork
Earth : one of the four classical elements along with Fire, Water, and Air. It was commonly associated with qualities of heaviness, matter and the terrestrial world. Earth also signifies the foundation of life, abundance, connection to one’s life path, and resourcefulness.
According to the name and the concept of the artist, this painting portrays the wealth and resourcefulness of the earth through the greenery, grasses and blue sky.
Tanya Tansaringkan received her bachelor’s degree from the London College of Fashion and then pursued her master’s degree at Marangoni Istituto (Milan College at London Campus).
After her graduation, she interned on a project co-designing for Mulberry and Agent Provocateur, two British fashion brands. Soon after, she began her career as a fashion designer and ran her own fashion brand for several years. She was also a Fashion Lecturer at Bangkok University.
But during the pandemic of Covid-19, Due to having more time for herself, she has discovered her new passion in painting as a new avenue for her to transform her passion in fashion, her thoughts and ideas through canvas. She began to draw her first painting and it became her first debut solo exhibition “Variety Surreal : Fashioned interpreted onto Canvas” at River City where fashion, her creativity, and her desire of surrealism play were all influences in her new passion in her almost 20 painting.
Surrealism 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 became the reason that made the strong enthusiastic “Tanya” begin to pick up the brush and express her feelings full of emotions and dreams, and transfer it on her canvas like writing a diary!
Variety Surreal : Fashion interpreted on canvas : 2 Dec 2021 – 20 Feb 2022 River City Bangkok