Master of Animation&interactive Media, RMIT University, Australia
Nakorn Sri Thammarat Thailand
Unchalee Anantawat’s practice can be seen as anti-aesthetic. While it is somehow rejecting traditional aesthetics in a sense, it is on the other hand developing its own unique way of visual composing. She has been working conceptually without a proper plan to exercise her artistic freedom, the freedom, the freedom that she doesn’t have to follow any particular process of working, yet to yield the unexpected outcome.
Humor and material are highly important to her works. Inspired by her perception of humor in human-made objects which sometimes show weirdly and subtly malfunction or malformation, she tries to deliver those humorous moments with her works. Her usage of material is one of her vehicles to deliver the absurdity, she only selects the material that resonates with her humorously.
Unchalee’s works depict herself in various situations, those mundane situations were exaggerated into out of the world colorful scenarios. She creates characters to populate her world and to create narratives within it.
Since she has been creating her own world on her own terms, Unchalee has been working her way from making two-dimensional imageries then later adopted a three-dimensional environment. Recently Virtual Reality enables her to find a whole new world, 3D VR world, that is.