Portrait of the Mind –
feeling the unspoken language of the soul
Is the result of a personal search, a long-term dialogue between opposite aspects; seen and unseen, rational and irrational, human and animal.
I look past the obvious; my art has a variety of styles. But there are things that are linked in the core of meaning by the traditional painting technique oil on canvas. Where the search is looking for something hidden under the look that reflects what is inside the mind to see when focus.
This exhibition presents the variety of sensations, emotions, expressed at once for the animal aspect and the human body. Both minds connected, all differences are blurred: pain, happiness, sadness, joy. All emotions can be seen as one, expressed from a human-animal totemic character that reminds us the main rule of the universe “everything is one same thing” But only an observer can see, as in Buddha’s words, no one can teach us to see, we are the ones who have the obligation to see by ourselves.
For me, I am still learning to see, the essential thing that can be seen with the mind. Hopefully, this will inspire others to look more carefully, discover the world around them and feel that ‘see’.
Get to know Kannika Jansuwan
Since Jansuwan was young, what she remembered was her love of art. She spent a lot of time talking to trees and her own artworks more than she spent time talking to people. Later, Jansuwan earned her bachelor degree in faculty of arts from Silpakorn University, a well-known university to study art in Thailand. This was the real beginning of her self-discovery journey. Over the years, through a long process of trial and error, Jansuwan has tried many forms of creative art.
The experience of feelings determines what she enjoys and chooses to do. What she found are the state and the process of creation, which are the heart of her artistic expression. The pattern is therefore unreliable. She does not create a brand. Instead, she creates art that is both healing and expressing her thoughts and feelings on her paintings.
What she likes to express in her art is what she learned from life and living. She believes that all things are connected, and we are obliged to learn the same thing under the same rules, but different states under the same conditions in this world, that will make us understand things around us when we understand ourselves. She looks at everything through the tools of life we have come to like. So in the form of artistic creation. She will not stick or monopolize the stereotype or process but will create and express through a format that can support the story of her life learning at that time.
More than that, what she is still looking for is an understanding of what comes in and what is the highest of the human mind. She lives to find and create to express what has been understood and developed to continue to understand life.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Paintings, 2nd class honor) Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts Silpakorn University, Thailand
Awards and Scholarships
2011 Scholarship for Italy field trip and Art creation Awarded by Dr.Chumpol Phornprapa
2009 Scholarship for Beijing, China field trip and Art creation Awarded by Dr.Chumpol Phornprapa
2008 Scholarship for great school record by Khun Maethine Tharnvanichkul
2007 Scholarship for great school record by Bangkok Post newspaper
2006 Scholarship for Guangxi, China field trip and Art Creation Awarded by Dr.Chumpol Phornprapa
2005 First Prize of the 13th HHK Painting Contest by HHK Intertrade Thailand
2004 Honorable mention Prize of the 13th Children and Youths Poster Art Contest of the
International Population Fund, Thailand
2003 First Prize Winner and Scholarship for Japan field trip by Tri Petch Isuzu Sales Co., Ltd.,
2003 First Prize Winner and Scholarship for Canada field trip by Channel ITV, Thailand
2002 Outstanding Youth Prize in Love and Care Project under the Initiatives of Her Royal Highness
2001 Entries selected in 2nd Junior Thai Youth Ship Program
2000 First Prize winner of the Art contest in National Science Week by The Science Society of Thailand
under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, Thailand
2000 First Prize Winner of Art Contest under the title ‘City Seven in 2000’ by CP 7-eleven public company limited, Thailand
1999 Entries selected in Art Camp for Special Children under the title ‘Art for All’ By Channarong Pornrungroj, Thailand
2019 Live Painting Performance to Celebrate Woman’s day ” INSPIRE by HER at Hotel Muse Bangkok on March 8, 2019, with Solo Exhibition from March 8 – 31, 2019
2018 Solo Exhibition ‘The Wild – Mindset’ ( Painting creation from 2016-2017) 3-28 October 2018 at People’s Gallery P3, 2nd floor, Bangkok art and culture centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
2018 Solo Exhibition ‘Portrait of the Mind’ at Sathorn11 art space, Bangkok, Thailand
2015 Solo Exhibition “Lost in mind forest” at People’s gallery at Bangkok art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Exhibition “Phenomenon of life” by Poysien Group at Icon Siam Department store Bangkok, Thailand
2021 Charity Art Exhibition “People to People” at Bangkok art and culture center, Bangkok, Thailand
2021 Selected Group Exhibition “Unspeakable Secrets” at River city Gallery Bangkok, Thailand
2019 Grop Exhibition ‘QIN SHI HUANG’ The first emperor of China and terracotta warriors, September 1 – October 10, 2019, at Lhong Gallery at Lhong 1919 Klongsan Bkk, Thailand
2018 Duo Exhibition “Beautiful Creature” December 8, 2018 -January 8, 2019, at Sathorn11 Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand
2018 Duo Exhibition ” Ecstasy of Truth’ participate in BAB (Bangkok Art Biennale) with the theme of Beyond Bliss series October 20 – November 17, 2018, at Sathorn11 art space, Bangkok, Thailand
2017 Group Exhibition ’11-11-17′ at Sathorn11 art space, Bangkok, Thailand
2017 Selected for the online show (Instagram) of The Entry Artwork of Ashurst emerging artist prize 2017 UK
2016 Exhibition under the title ‘The 2nd SDM International Mail Art’ at Venice Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand
2016 Preselected round at the BP Portrait Award 2016 with the last 209 from 2557 number of sign-in artists around the world, Lon Don, United Kingdom
2015 Preselected round at the Figurativas 2015 in Barcelona, Spain
2015 Exhibition under the title ‘18 angle’ by Poysian group at Ratchadamnoen ArtCenter, Bangkok Thailand
2013 Exhibition under Orchid Project at Siam Paragon Plaza, Bangkok Thailand
2012 Exhibition under Scholarship for Italy Fieldtrip and Art creation awarded by Dr.Chumpol Phornprapa under the title ‘Reading Europe’ at g23 Art Gallery Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok Thailand
2011 Exhibition under the title ‘Walks of Art’ by Artist under the project Daoden Bualuang 101 Art Competition #1 at The Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok Thailand
2010 Exhibition under Scholarship for Beijing, China Fieldtrip and Art creation awarded by Dr.Chumpol Phornprapa, Under the title ‘The Colors of Beijing’ at Krungthai Art Gallery, Bangkok Thailand
2010 Charity Art Exhibition under the title ‘Smallery Art Exhibition’ by Giffarine LZvit at ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art, Bangkok Thailand
2010 Exhibition under the title ‘The Metro-realm’ at Teeoli Gallery, Bangkok Thailand
2010 Entries selected for Exhibition in 26th Young Artist Art Contest, Nakhon Pathom Thailand
2009 Exhibition of Art Thesis Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphics Art at The Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok Thailand
2008 Charity Art Exhibition for the dogs under the title ‘My Friends’ at Central World Plaza, Bangkok Thailand
2008 Entries selected for Exhibition Dao-Den Bualuang 101, Bangkok Thailand
2008 Entries selected for Exhibition in 10th Panasonic Art Contest, Bangkok Thailand
2008 Entries selected for Exhibition in 4th Amata Art Contest, Bangkok Thailand
2007 Exhibition under Scholarship for Guangxi, China Fieldtrip and Art creation awarded by Dr.Chumpol Phornprapa, Under the title The ‘Poysien Khiensilp Thin Mungkorn’ at PhraPhrombhichitr Architecture and Art Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University, Bangkok Thailand