The still life of Phuket

Bangkok Post - - LIFE -

Award-win­ning Aus­tralian artist Zoe Young will un­veil her new col­lec­tion of paint­ings dur­ing “Baan Kata Arts Fest” at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale on Phuket’s Kata Noi Beach to­day.

The an­nual art fes­ti­val will be­gin with a cock­tail party and the open­ing ex­hi­bi­tion by Zoe at 6pm. She will dis­play her “Salt Life” col­lec­tion that rep­re­sents a care­free sea­son of joy by the ocean, a sen­ti­ment shared by res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to Phuket.

Zoe is a grad­u­ate of the Na­tional Art School in Syd­ney who adapts her ec­cen­tric colour pal­ette as a tool to evoke the char­ac­ter­is­tics of her sub­ject mat­ter. Through her use of pas­tel tones and dra­matic shadow, her stil­l­life com­po­si­tions re­flect an emo­tive re­sponse to the en­vi­ron­ment in which she paints. As a mod­ern rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of the tra­di­tional still life, her sub­ject mat­ter re­veals mo­ments of sim­ple plea­sures — in­spired through her ex­pe­ri­ence of moth­er­hood and liv­ing in the South­ern High­lands.

The evening will also present a clas­si­cal mu­sic con­cert by Pro Mu­sica En­sem­ble com­prised of Tasana Na­gava­jara (vi­o­lin), Wo­rapon Kan­weer­ayothin (flute) and Ekachai Jear­akul (gui­tar), start­ing at 7pm.

The first Baan Kata Arts Fest was or­gan­ised 19 years ago by ML Tri De­vakul and HE Adm ML Usni Pramoj to bring to­gether artists and mu­si­cians in cel­e­bra­tion of the arts. This year’s theme is par­tic­u­larly poignant, as it is staged in re­mem­brance of King Bhu­mi­bol’s love of mu­sic and the arts.

Tick­ets for the con­cert cost 500 baht. Call 076-333-569.

Putting On The Ritz by Zoe Young.

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