Outer appearance influenced the great power?
A few centuries ago, ornamentations and garments were used to indicate a specific characteristic of a person to the society, and also to create his/her own identity to others. The clothing were refined and eventually transformed into a tool to reflect one’s own social rank. Above all, the beauty of the clothes was the driver of the reputation. No doubt that a majority of people scrambled to reach and possess these garments, which cost differently according to their social status.
During the 18th century, the “dress code” and the clothes mirrored the extravagance of France Louis XV’s Royal Court and its courtesans. Both the texture and the pattern of the fabric developed and structured the complicated clothing codes of the aristocracy. The woven fabric industry even became the main vehicle for the wearers to show their prominence and financial influence. The luxurious and extravagant beauty of the toilets even became a remarkable image of the Baroque and the Rococo periods. The trend later extended from France and Italy to England and developed into Victorian Fashion.
An extravagance clothing inspired
Yasamut draws inspiration from the clothing in the Baroque and Rococo period, which reflects the luxurious extravagance and the importance of the appearance in the past. However, the condition still remains the same. The work of Sarawut Yasamut exhibits all the effort of the nobility during these periods to capture attention and differentiate from others through physical appearance, using unlimited imagination and expenses to be the most “seen”. As a result, the perspective of the intrinsic value is forgotten. Yasamut’s artistic project was made to remind us that our judgment of others should not be influenced by physical appearance or position, because, in the end, nothing lasts forever like the intrinsic value of each person.
The theme developed through Sarawut Yasamut’s work illustrates how the outer appearance could not indicate the intrinsic value. No matter how much the facial or external appearance can possibly be sophisticated, enhanced or made-to-impress, it cannot guarantee the inner value of a person.
A little bit about Baroque and Rococo period
Baroque period began in Rome in the early 1600s and spread throughout Europe by the 17th and 18th centuries. It embraced painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, and music. The work that distinguishes the Baroque period is stylistically complex and even contradictory.
Rococo period first emerged in France during the 1720s and 30s. The Rococo movement began as a reaction to the more formal grandeur and heaviness of the Baroque style that preceded it, by contrasting it with delicate lightness and whimsy. It is characterized by lightness, elegance, and an exuberant use of curving natural forms in ornamentation. Rococo fashion was based on extravagance, elegance, refinement and decoration.
Get to know Sawawut Yasamut
Sawawut Yasamut is an expressionist artist bursting with exuberant brushstrokes and vibrant colors reflecting his fast-paced demeanor. Yasamut counts himself as lucky to know what he has always wanted to do with the support of his father.
Yasamut holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting graduating from Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi and worked as a teacher for 6 consecutive years before earning his Master’s Degree in Applied Arts from the Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University. His experiences and studies led him to successfully participate in 40 group exhibitions and 5 solo exhibitions.
He draws inspiration from his surroundings. Some of his best-produced work was inspired from creatures in nature such as the painting of an abstract butterfly. Inspiration comes easily to Yasamut. His vision came from the understanding that a butterfly doesn’t have to fly thousands of kilometers to find its happiness, unlike the hawk or eagle. The butterfly’s simple happiness can be found in the little things in life such as having a loving family.
As a young artist, Yasamut has always believed in the power of social media and the Internet. He understood that the lack of exposure made it difficult for artists to showcase their work to the world. By all means, the increase of social media within today’s world has given these artists the opportunity to channel their energy to various platforms to attract more viewers and buyers.
2002 – Third prize award, 2nd Art Academic Exhibition, Faculty of Fine arts,
Rajamangala University of Technology.
2006 – First prize award, “His majesty the King and the Heritage of Land” Painting
Competition, Ministry of Culture, Tak Pprovince.
2007 – Outstanding film award, “Spirit of Christmas” Short Film Contest.
2014 Exhibition S Code Bangkok Thailand.
2015 Exhibition Connectivity Bangkok Thailand.
2016 Exhibition Oneness Bangkok Thailand.
2018 Exhibition Meet The Celebrities @ DUKE Gallery , Bangkok, Thailand
2019 Exhibition “Art and the Crowned He” Galerie Adler Bangkok, Thailand
2005 – South North Artist Exhibition, Naresuan University Art Gallery (Airport).
2006 – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Duriyanart Gallery, Art and Cultural Office, Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University.
2007 – Art Exhibition, “The 6th Kroo Silp Lanna”, Chiangmai Province.
2009 – The 13th Thai Short Film and Video Festival.
2011 – Art Exhibition, Beauty Color and Happine
2013 – Art Exhibition Panasonic 15
2013 – Art Exhibition Unique8
2016 – Mythallics An International Artists Group Bangkok, Thailand
2017 – Crossroads Exhibition Artists Group @CENTRAL EMBASSY Bangkok Thailand
2017 – Art exhibition”Kig of heart” Artists Group @Cassia gallery Bangkok Thailand
2017 – Creativity Takes Courage Artists Group @Shambhala Art Village
– Exhibition Group “ First Impression” @Ko Mak, Trat, Thailand
– Exhibition Group Nude “Nu.Dern” @Saton 11 Art Space, Thailand
– Buddist art of siam @CENTRAL WORLD, Bangkok, Thailand
– TA-TO Group Exhibition Thailand
– Artistic aspirations, Ayutthaya
– “Fantasy” exhibition group, Thailand