b. 1971, lives and works in Ratchaburi, Thailand
The attribution of uncontrollable aspects has always been at the core of Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch’s art practice and philosophy. His works, through a wide range of media, act as a reflection of the transience and uncertainty of life. This is not surprising, given that ceramics are his prime medium, a medium where every slight variable can affect the outcome. Sometimes, Supanichvoraparch’s works even try to challenge our perception. The periphery between reality and the surreal is presented through a subtle sense of humor and irony. This results in a fascinating beauty created from layers of reality, with all factors, controllable and uncontrollable, combined.
Supanichvoraparch is an artist and the owner of Tao Hong Tai Ceramic Factory. He has made his name through ceramic art but is also known for his photography, sculpture, installations and public art. He earned a Master’s Degree in Fine Art (Ceramic Major) at Universitaet Gesamthochschule Kassel, Germany. Supanichvoraparch believes in the accessibility and sustainability of art. He is the founder of an art center, dKunst, and Art Normal, Ratchaburi’s first public art event. His work has inspired him to create numerous community art projects and social activities. He received the Wattanakunathorn Award in 2013 and Silpathorn Award Winner for Design Section in 2010 from the Ministry of Culture, and Thailand Designer Award in 2007 from Silpakorn University.
Supanichvoraparch has exhibited in leading galleries and museums worldwide including Gallery of Contemporary Ceramic Art (Germany), Michael Woerner Gallery, The Architect’s House (Belgium), Yingge Ceramics Museum (Taiwan), Singapore Art Museum, Birmingham City University (UK), NEMO Bluesquare (South Korea), Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, National Gallery (Thailand) and Museum of Contemporary Art Bangkok.
He has also participated in international art events including the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), the 3rd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale (2014), and the 2nd Bangkok Art Biennale (2020). His important art pieces are among private and public collections presented at Museum der Stadt Kassel, Hessische Landesmuseum Kassel, Shizen Lifestyle Spa Resort, Tel-Aviv, Bangkok Sculpture Center, Ratchaburi National Museum and Ministry of Culture, Thailand.