Worapong Manupipatpong’s carpentry works explore notions of conceptual structures and spaces. Trained in Thailand and Sweden, Worapong is constantly on a journey to explore the curiosity of space and material. This exhibition presents a set of architectural miniatures along with a landscape of floating geometric shapes, and a small gathering of furniture creatures.
Three-dimensional compositions are juxtaposed with two-dimensional assemblages of geometric forms. Aspects of scale and function playfully lend to the imagination, although Worapong’s material uses of pine and reclaimed timber remind of our everyday domestic environment: house, furniture, shelter, etc. The two-dimensional plane of intersecting and overlapping constructions suggest growing architectural networks of an imagined reality. The geometric shapes are suspended, drifting into each other to compose a new structure before unravelling itself back into abstract parts.
The intimate parameters of the extra small architectures evoke a sense of childhood wonder of exploring a new building territory. Containers of our imagined bodies, these spaces fold and layer onto themselves, guiding us into our own mental landscape.
The collaged objects of reclaimed timber boards are in-betweens of sculpture and furniture. Each piece of timber organically connect to another until a body structure is created, full, and standing. Their animated forms invite physical interactions while toying with qualities of function.
EXHIBITION: Friday 13th January 2012 – Sunday 26th February 2012
OPENING PARTY and space launch: Friday 13th January 2012, 6.30pm
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