A New Interpretation of the Paradoxical World is an exhibition which showcases Narissara’s notion of people and the world in current context. Even though we live in a high tech world with vast amounts of information at our fingertips, we are still searching for answers to the age old questions; “what’s the meaning of life?” and “why do we feel lonely?”. When we look at people we can sometimes see their unhappiness emanating from within, which relates directly to her own feelings. It’s apparent that we have a hole in our hearts that can never be filled, only patched up.
Throughout her artwork, Narissara uses the animal form to represent these feelings because they have a close relationship to us and link to our subconscious, while the embroidery, an original technique dating back before the Industrial Revolution, seems to heal and remind people of feelings they may have forgotten. It also helps us build our Paradoxical World. The embroidery without any outlined patterns imitates a pen or pencil writing in diary to tell her story, and stimulates ideas and dialogues between the artist and visitors.
Born in 1974 in Bangkok, Thailand, Narissara Pianwimungsa has been a painter since she received both her B.A. and M.A. in painting from Silpakorn University. After a great personal loss, she stopped painting for many years. Recently, she has found a personal method to soothe her heart and express her thoughts and feelings through art. In 2016, Narissara was given the 15th Silpa Bhirasri Creativity Grants by Silpakorn University.