Under her Charming Appearance

Charming Lady (Beauty without Jealousy) by Parichart Suphaphun

Charming Lady (Beauty without Jealousy) (2006) by Parichart SuphaphunArt Centre Silpakorn University

Beauty standards and society trends force women to reframe the definition of perfection, contributing to their lack of confidence and body dysmorphia. 

Charming Lady (Beauty without Jealousy) (2006) by Parichart SuphaphunArt Centre Silpakorn University

The female artist Parichart Suphaphun is determined to present this issue and redefine the value of women through the intaglio technique, using a variety of distinctive characteristics.

Charming Lady (Beauty without Jealousy) (2006) by Parichart SuphaphunArt Centre Silpakorn University

One of the most distinguished aspects of this piece of art is the integration of vibrant colors that present the essence of the artist herself. Additionally, she took inspiration from people in society who possess unique characteristics, fashion, and gestures.

Charming Lady (Beauty without Jealousy) (2006) by Parichart SuphaphunArt Centre Silpakorn University

Playful gestures and facial expressions amplify the surreal mix of distortion and fantasy, boosting the fun and different sides of women’s confidence.

The artwork also reveals an interesting process of intaglio technique. Each piece is intricately drawn through etching needle on the bronze plates.

Afterwards, each layer is put through acid to create desired textures on the plates, both deep and shallow cuts, before inking each cut with colors to balance the hues perfectly.

Each large piece is jointed to compose a powerful, extravagant etching work.

Charming Lady (Beauty without Jealousy) (2006) by Parichart SuphaphunArt Centre Silpakorn University

Charming Lady (Beauty without Jealousy) signifies the confidence that will instill positivity amongst viewers and inspire them to recognize the beauty of life far beyond the shapes or images of women dictated by societal standards in the past.

Check out more arts from Thailand at Thailand Art Up Close. 

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