This Monday on Kiss FM Dance Music Australia, the FORUM show will be interviewing Pimpisa Tinpalit, artist, curator and director of BlackCat Art Gallery in Collingwood.
Working within mental and physical themes of captivity and freedom, Pimpisa challenges the notions of free will and determinism through her figurative artworks with a focus on sculpture and installation.
Pimpisa explores and answers questions that challenge what it is to have free will, often using antonyms to suggest otherwise.
Working within themes of social issues, physical constructs, and political analysis, Pimpisa expresses her observations of the world by creating statement sculptures that reflect the boundaries and constraints within international politics and policy.
The sculptures often remind us of our inability to act, control, or manage the external governance of the world.
Pimpisa quotes, ‘Art does not exist to adorn walls – it is a sledgehammer that can break them down.’
Originally from Thailand, Pimpisa has a Master’s degree in Fine Art from SilpaKorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and lectured for four years in fine art.
With over seventeen years’ experience as a professional artist, Pimpisa has exhibited worldwide, including Thailand, Japan, Singapore, USA, Korea, Hong Kong, and Australia, with her work held in public and private collections
Arriving in Melbourne in 2009, Pimpisa has embedded herself into the Australian art scene with successful and widely acclaimed shows.
Text: Lee-Ann Joy
Photo: ‘Silence’, life-size feet sculpture in Lake Wendouree, BOAA, Ballarat 2018. Supplied by Pimpisa Tinpalit.