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Art in London : Anselm Kiefer

While spending last autumn in London, I have visited a lot of art exhibitions displaying works from an influential generation of post-war German artists : Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter. Living in Thailand, I had no idea about how great German artists and their influences are until I learnt from those shows, leaving me an inspiration and growing interest. Also, a lot of my German friends whom we work together during the internship experience, had introduced me to their powerful world and culture, in both art and fashion. However, the Anselm Kiefer retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) was by far the most exciting one for me. The German artist has taken inspiration from poets, philosophers, scientists and writers throughout his 40 years career. Interestingly, In the beginning of his career, Kiefer was supported by two more of the country’s leading artists: Joseph Beuys and Georg Baselitz (who I also admire). It was alongside Baselitz that Kiefer represented Germany at the 1980 Venice Biennale, and again examined the iconography of Nazism head-on. Always large in scale, ambitious in scope, …

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The Neutral Theory : His and her couple things

Hello February! Time has gone so fast. The first month of 2015 finished in a blink of an eye and then it is a month of Valentine’s. January was a month of business and a hectic life, so I want to start February with an update of some fashion to my wardrobe. Normally I’m a fan of casual style that we can wear in everyday life, not only focusing on its comfort and longevity but also sophistication and elegance. In this case, Uniqlo is one of the brands that I wear quite often and it’s essential for my classic staples. Not only because of their affordable price but also that I can always mix & match and wear them in almost any casual or casual-business occasion. Interestingly, from my survey of asking almost every guy I befriended with, 1 of 3 of them said that Uniqlo is the brand he buys the most. So it makes me wonder how much possibilities the girls and the guys can admire things from one brand at the same time and exchange things in …

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Art in London : Gerhard Richter

My London diary has a lot to do with going to galleries and museums, contemplating at artworks that some of which I can only appreciate visually. However, one of the most exciting pieces of art showing in London right now is an exhibition of new and recent works by a 82-year-old German painter Gerhard Richter. Consisting of over 40 works, with important bodies of new ‘Strip’, ‘Flow’ and ‘Doppelgrau’ paintings, the show will also include a large glass sculpture and a selection of key earlier pieces.  ‘Flow’ paintings suggest the gestural currents of enamel paint that have been frozen in motion at the moment Richter fixed a pane of glass directly to the surface of a painting in process on the floor – arresting a once fluid image at a precise chosen instance. His technique of pouring and manipulating paint captures a tension between chance versus the decisive gesture of the artist’s hand. And, while the glass face of each work serves to magnify the materiality of the paint, it also removes the element of direct tactility and undermines how …

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This Hipsterville food court : Ropewalk Market

ชื่อของตลาด Ropewalk Market นั้นอาจจะไม่เป็นที่คุ้นหูเท่าไรนักสำหรับคนต่างถิ่นเพราะมันไม่เคยมีอยู่ในไกด์บุ๊ค แต่สำหรับลอนดอนเนอร์ตัวจริงแล้ว Ropewalk market นั้นเป็นเหมือนจุดหมายลับๆประจำสุดสัปดาห์ ตลาดอาหารที่เต็มไปด้วยของอร่อย ในยามที่ East London เริ่มจะซ้ำซาก และก็ไม่อยากไปพบเจอมวลมหาประชานักท่องเที่ยวที่ Borough Market นั่นเอง

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Sunny Sunday in London Marylebone

Dear diary, I’m back to London again in this October. It’s Autumn now but on Sunday the weather was so nice I need to get some walks under the sun. Marylebone High Street and its neighbourhood streets was a perfect place to wander around, as they are home for nice cafes, lovely furniture shops, one of world’s most beautiful bookstores, and quality fashion stores you won’t see in ordinary shopping streets.