Vacharanont Sinvaravatn

Vacharanont Sinvaravatn’s contemporary landscape paintings address “philosophical questions about the space in which we exist.” Believing that capitalism plays a role in people’s perception of rural areas, Sinvaravatn imbues his paintings with skepticism of familiar rural images and revisited memory. “The First National Economic Development Plan declaration caused a drastic change in rural areas and the emergence of infrastructure funded by the American government, making steel rods and concrete no longer just construction materials. They represented a stream of world capitalism that infiltrated rural areas of Thailand, thus creating a dialogue between various political ideologies that enforced the belief that people’s lives would be peaceful.”