ArtAsiaPacific magazine (issue 90 – September/October 2014) has published a short profile of Bangkok-based artist Orawan Arunrak, in which I propose that “While Arunrak’s drawings are almost always observational, the artist playfully subverts the tradition of drawing from life. The primary purpose of her work is not self-expression or description of the world, but rather connecting people and places.”
The article is in the print edition of the magazine only; a PDF can be downloaded here.
Orawan Arunrak was artist-in-residence at Sa Sa Art Projects in Phnom Penh during July-August 2014, as part of Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared: Contemporary Art in Bangkok and Phnom Penh, a six-month series of exhibitions, residencies, symposia and gatherings at various venues across Cambodia and Thailand which I am co-curating with Brian Curtin. Links to images of the artist’s residence can be found online here.