Miniature art with real-life settings takes centre stage during “Left-Over Happiness”, which is running at The Art Haus, until Feb 29.
On showcase are a cafe, a living room, a kitchen and even street art situated on a portable oil gallon.
The creations are by artist and professor Klairung Attanatho who adopted her longtime love of diorama art and miniature modelling as a hobby. Most of the dioramas in this exhibition are made from discarded plastic oil gallons.
According to the artist, elements assembled from scrap toys add charm. Some scrap toys always look cute and hilarious, some are unidentifiable objects, but they all once brought joy to the owner.
For her, scouring scrap stores for the right pieces is an enjoyable process and she hopes her art brings joy to all viewers, like they do for her.
Klairung found herself fond of clay when she joined a sculpting class at Parsons School of Design in New York and decided to switch from the accounting and management field to the world of art and design, especially in three-dimensional form.
After receiving a bachelor’s and master’s in fine art and design from Australia, she set off on her career as a sculptor along with being a university lecturer in Bangkok. She has been involved in a variety of exhibitions in the US, Australia and Thailand.
The Art Haus is on the 2nd floor of River City Bangkok, Charoen Krung 24, and opens Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm.