Viriya Chotpanyavisut(born 1982, Bangkok; lives and works in Bangkok) Viriya often sees special elements in everyday objects, his photographs show us these ephemeral environments. When the appearance of light, shadow or natural phenomena that we can sense, for example temperature, moisture or substance in the air collide with the camera lens, flash etc. it gives us these photographs and an opportunity to see what the eye can not normally see, completely changing our perception toward those images. Viriya’s photographs make it possible to read an object as a new form.
Viriya’s graduated with a Master’s degree with mention from École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Paris-Cergy in 2011. Before that Bachelor’s degree with congratulation in Visual Arts at L’École supérieure de beaux-arts de Toulouse 2009 and earned Bachelor’s degree fine art photography at the Rangsit University in Bangkok. Viriya’s works have been widely exhibited internationally. For example, Festival Voies-off, Arles_France (2010), Salon du montrouge Paris, France (2011), Photo festival in Copenhagen (2012), Biennale d’Art de Lyon_France (2011), Rendez-Vous 11 at L’Institut d’Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne_France (2011). Rendez-vous 12 at National museum South Africa (2012). Maison des arts George Pompidou, Cajarc_ France (2013). Thailand eye_Saatchi Gallery, London_England (2015), Bangkok art and culture center (2016), Nova contemporary (2017), Frac Auvergne_ France (2017 & 2018), Eva international, Ireland biennale (2018), Multiple planes, Bangkok photo (2018).
Viriya has exhibited in solo shows “Urban microscope ” and “ Quelque phares lunaire” at the Galerie de Multiple, Paris_France (2012 & 2014). “ Unnoticed light ” at Schemata gallery, Bangkok, Thailand. Currently, he lives and works between Bangkok & Paris.