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Gallery Talk: Susu Pianchupattana, Inseparable

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/25/2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Monmouth Museum Nilson Gallery

Categories
Artist Talks


New Jersey Emerging Artist Susu Pianchupattana will be speaking about her current show Inseparable.
The artist talk will take place in the Nilson Gallery from 7-8pm on September 25th.
It is free and open to the public.

Artist Statement:

“Moved by human beauty and the mysteries of nature, Inseparable explores interpersonal connections and the bonding of one person to another; unbreakable through the natural truth of inevitable separation.

I paint and draw from both direct observation and my own invention. My process involves the grinding and mixing of pigments then layering these colors with varying degrees of abstraction and realism. This method progresses by continually adding weight and subtracting elements of the human form until the image starts to reveal itself. I sculpt the subject through the appli- cation and removal of multiple layers of paint to achieve a contrast and subtlety of value in the spaces between.

Through the creation of my work I am continually trying to learn to understand and accept the truths of nature that we meet only to part. I often look back in my life and see that unplanned experiences with others are the most valuable and that each moment is somehow connected to the next, building upon each other to manifest my current life story. I split my time between my hometown of Bangkok, Thailand and my current home in the United States, where I have lived in New York City, Los Angeles CA, Nashville Tennessee and now currently settled here in New Jersey by the sea. “

Artist Bio:
Susu Pianchupattana was born and raised in Bangkok city, Thailand and came to New York to study painting in the Fall of 2002. After graduating from the New York Studio School, she was granted an O1 artist visa on the merit of her accomplishments and had her first solo show at the Robert Steele Gallery in Chelsea in 2008. The following years saw Susu split her time between Bangkok and the United States; continuing to establish her work while living in NYC, Los Angeles, CA and Nashville, TN. Awards include the Hohenberg Travel Grant (Italy), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Fellowship), Masur Museum of Art’s 35th Annual Juried Competition (Best Painting), VCCA Resident Fellow (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts), Award of Merit at the 18th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition of Taichung City (Taiwan). She enjoys a distinguished reputation as a painter among her peers and art connoisseurs and collectors. She has settled in New Jersey and currently lives and works at the Jersey Shore in Seaside Heights with her husband John Carpenter, a native NJ guitarist and songwriter. Over the past three years Johnny taught her how to play drums. She is connecting these two activities in her everyday life. Susu said “At times I look back and see that it is the unplanned life experiences that are most valuable, each moment somehow connected to the next, building a greater story.”