The union of virtual and real worlds
This artwork is to show the transformation of Yasamut’s emotions and feelings as a result of his obsession with online media. It is undeniable that technology and media play an important role in people’s lives in this modern society. The emerge of the modern world has created the network without borders that connects the whole world together. The online society allows people to talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Sometimes we get so obsessed with our online identities that it is unclear which is the real “us”. The line between the online and the real world started to become close like being in the same world, causing us to consume more media than we can even control ourselves.
The Inspiration: A fusion of online and real worlds
Virtual People #6 is an oil painting presented in a frenzy of swift and powerful brush strokes, that demonstrates Yasamut’s concept of always being connected online. This work shows the transformation of his emotions and feelings as a result of his obsession with online media.
It blended an online world with the real world. Virtual People #6 displays colorful modes, pixelated imagery and significant correlation with today’s generation. The face of this portrait cannot be seen clearly as they are pixelated and blurred. Facial features remain indistinguishable although they look vaguely human.
It represents a virtual sphere that reflects the emotions and feelings of an increasing number of people who are gravitating towards the virtual realm rather than the real world itself. The point is those around us in the physical world cannot tickle our fancy the way the denizens of the virtual world can. The virtual experience is like a retreat from reality into a world of delusion in which it’s easy to forget our appropriate real-world role as human beings.
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 with 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