Moment of Hope by Supansa (Nicky)

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I have an interest in the self and the human body. I find the realism of life translates through the human body. I hope to show the importance of my cultural diaspora, through my humanist imagery.

I have painted a hand into a symbol of a home, which is a universal symbol. Regardless of what language the audience speaks, this icon will relate to them in some way. And each person will create their own story behind my painting.

When you actually flip this hand symbol upside down, the audience will see another image pop up (it will be the heart).

I would like the audience to find the new meaning within my art.”

Moment of Hope by Supansa (Nicky)

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1. As a home
2. Shape of heart

All above paintings by Supansa Thongsuk (Nicky).

About Supansa (Nicky)

Supansa Thongsuk (Nicky) is a native of Thailand. She produces realistic paintings, and mostly, her creative work includes drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation.

She graduated and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chiangmai University, Thailand and has been living in Australia for 3 years.

However, Supansa (Nicky) has been continuing to improve her technical ability and the craftsmanship of her artworks.

In 2017, she joined The Blender Studios, one of the oldest art studios in Melbourne. Since then, she has painted many murals and public artworks around Australia with the latest project created on a 44m. tall water tower in western Queensland.

Instagram: @supansanicky

Image credit: Supansa (Nicky). Photograph by Bow Booraya.

Moment of Hope by Supansa (Nicky) is created for Shelter 2020.

Image credit: Supansa (Nicky). Photograph by Bow Booraya.

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