Makha Sanewng Na Ayuthaya, artist
creates kinetic sculptural works from simple, everyday objects
2008 – present
Bang Yai, Nonthaburi, Thailand
To raise the questions – if an object changes slightly, do we still see and understand it in the same way? When it comes to the things around us, what is common? What is strange?
DESCRIBE YOUR PRACTICE IN THREE WORDS.
simple, common, queer
WHERE DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION FROM?
My inspiration starts from seeing objects around us, objects that we can find anywhere. I pose a question to these objects, why are they too common? Then I use the art space to send that question on to the audience. If this object is changed, will it still be the same things that we see and understand?
WHERE DO YOU GO, OR WHAT DO YOU DO, WHEN YOU GET STUCK ON A PROJECT?
I go to someone’s house that I know, a place that we don’t use for living or working, to find things that I’m not familiar with and talk about other ideas that aren’t stuck in my mind at that time. Mostly, my ideas come to me when I am on a public bus or in a place for the first time.
WHAT PROJECT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
In fact, I’m not fascinated by, or especially proud, of one specific project, because I think all projects can be improved much more. It depends on the occasion that might renew my interest or spark a new idea too.
NAME A BOOK YOU THINK EVERY CREATIVE SHOULD READ.
“Design+Culture” by Pracha Suweranon
IF YOU COULD INVITE ANY ARTIST/DESIGNER/ARCHITECT ETC. OUT FOR COFFEE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
Novumichi Tosa, he is the producer of Maywa Denki and I have gotten much inspiration from him. I think some of his works look very simple, but in another way they are awesome and most people get it. It could be fun to discuss things with him. Do you know him?