Phatyos Buddhacharoen experiments with mass and space,
harnassing primal energy and searching for harmony. Through a precision use
of line and technique, Phatyos interprets the landscape and elements in it,
depicting nature and the factors of time and force.
This young artist, who is an art instructor at Silpakorn University in Bangkok,
uses the abstract forms in his art to explore the basic universal laws of nature
according to Buddhism; that all things are subject to change and nothing remains
Finding expression in the lithographic process, Phatyos draws with grease
pencils, crayon, and tusche on several different plates to separate the different
colors. His quality, precisely positioned lines integrate themselves and interplay
with the space until they seem to no longer exist.
Up close, we can get an idea of the complexity of information and hidden
meanings contained in the innumerable tiny dots and fine lines. From a distance,
we are better able to appreciate the powerful energy generated by these minute
details in combination.
Through the forms, derived from tangible objects such as the pagoda (a traditional
Thai mound of earth to mark a sacred site) which appear at once dynamic and
filled with power, yet stable, intangible notions of strength and tranquility
Phatyos plays with the interrelationship between "space" and "lines" and
develops a formless inner core and the radiating energy of organic growth.
As in the process of discovering the truth. Phatyos consistently and meditatively
practices his artistic technique, going deeper to obtain some understanding
of the origins of life.
While his earlier works were an expression of feelings, the "Significant
Abstract of Form" series is more of a direct expression of his thoughts. In
his installations, Phatyos combines his lithographs with elements of stone
and glass, reinforcing his connection with the harmony and forces of nature.
His undoubted lithographic skills and technique enable him to create extraordinary
surface textures in works with intense radiating power.