Exquisite Porcelain Figures by Vipoo Srivilasa Express the Ineffable Nature of Beauty and Connection — Colossal

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Exquisite Porcelain Figures by Vipoo Srivilasa Express the Ineffable Nature of Beauty and Connection — Colossal




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#flowers
#porcelain
#sculpture
#Vipoo Srivilasa

June 15, 2023

Grace Ebert

Three ornate porcelain figures stand on a white surface. Each is covered in cobalt pigment, flowers, and gold detail and holding up their hands

Left: “My Fabulous Self” (2023), porcelain with cobalt pigment and gold luster, 37 x 22 x 12 centimeters. Center: “Free As An Independence Bird” (2023), porcelain with cobalt pigment and gold luster, 38 x 23 x 12 centimeters. Right: “You Make Me Happy” (2023), porcelain with cobalt pigment and gold luster, 38 x 20 x 10 centimeters. All images © Vipoo Srivilasa, courtesy of Edwina Corlette, shared with permission

Flowers in gold luster and cobalt, small portraits of mythical creatures with feathers and polka dots, and various geometric motifs embellish Vipoo Srivilasa’s porcelain figures, which celebrate abundance and joy through opulent details. On view now at Edwina Corlette in the artist’s solo show Solitude and Connection, the sculptures are otherworldly in form as they meld human anatomy with flora and fauna, exploring “the diverse ways in which love takes shape.”

Born and raised in Thailand and now based in Melbourne, Srivilasa often explores how these two cultures overlap and diverge and what it means to occupy the space in between. Most figures in this recent menagerie hold two fingers in the air, a hand gesture with widely varied meanings depending on the location and context.

Evoking the divine and interconnected forces, the collection also references the unearthly features of deities, profuse growth, and the pleasure derived through simplicity. “Like a diverse array of flowers, love permeates various relationships, encompassing friendships, familial bonds, and the profound connection with nature,” the artist shares. “These relationships, like vibrant petals in a vast garden, remind us that love knows no boundaries or limitations.”

Solitude and Connection is on view through July 4. Find more of Srivilasa’s works and glimpses into his studio and process on his site and Instagram.

 

Three sculptural figures in glazed porcelain, all three are different heights, with floral details on their bodies. Each is holding up their fingers in a peace sign

“Enduring Unity” (2023), glazed porcelain and gold luster

A figure holding up their gold hands with two head-like features and a polka dotted and striped garment

Back of “You Make Me Happy” (2023), porcelain with cobalt pigment and gold luster, 38 x 20 x 10 centimeters

A porcelain figure with a snake in cobalt on its belly, holding up peace signs, with a smaller feathered figure with pointy ears on its head

“I Dream of Three Snakes and None of Them Are My History” (2023), porcelain with cobalt pigment and gold luster, 48 x 23 x 11 centimeters

A porcelain figure with flowers on its body and two head like characters holds up its arms. Its palms have yin yang symbols on them

“Harmonising Souls in Sweet Symphony” (2023), porcelain with cobalt pigment and gold luster, 37 x 22 x 12 centimeters

the back of a small porcelain figure with flowers on its body and its hands holding up the peace sign

Back of “Enduring Unity 2/3” (2023), glazed porcelain and gold luster, 26 x 21 x 12 centimeters

A porcelain figure with pants and a garment covered in flowers in blu and gold stands with as smaller smiling figure on its head and holding up its hands in two peace signs

“Self-partnered” (2023), porcelain with cobalt pigment and gold luster, 38 x 22 x 12 centimeters

A figure with flowers on its pants and top holding up its hands in peace signs, with a smaller, feathered figure with pointy ears resting on its shoulders

Back of “Free As An Independence Bird” (2023), porcelain with cobalt pigment and gold luster, 38 x 23 x 12 centimeters

#flowers
#porcelain
#sculpture
#Vipoo Srivilasa

 

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