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  • Wuthigrai Siriphon: Highlighting tradition

Oakley, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7876-8402, 2021, Journal Article, Wuthigrai Siriphon: Highlighting tradition Craft Research, 12 (2). pp. 313-323. ISSN 2040-4689

Abstract or Description:

The innovative output of Wuthigrai Siriphon draws on his Thai heritage and extensive knowledge and practical experience of regional textile craft techniques. But whilst his work often references histori- cal forms and colour palettes, his studio textiles are far from staid, exhibiting a modernist sensibility frequently verging on the spectacular. Securely pigeonholing such a creative practitioner is always prob- lematic, but any attempt at categorization is made even more difficult so once the viewer acknowledges the layered nature of South East Asian textile practice. This is a region where traditional understandings of fabric and colour still compete with modernist perspectives on design, material selection and colour application and rural craft weavers continue to make a living alongside industrial factories. Wuthigrai and his ouvre is a product of this complex and vibrant material culture, highlighting tradition whilst retaining its contemporary relevance.

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Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design > W231 Textile Design
Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/crre_00056_1
Uncontrolled Keywords: craft; textiles; innovation; material knowledge; Thailand; Thammasat; RCA; heritage
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 09:19
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 11:48
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4864
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