A Thai born, Melbourne-based artist Vipoo Srivilasa works predominantly in ceramics but also produce works on paper and mixed media sculptures. Vipoo’s works explore similarities between the cultures of his native home, Thailand and his adoptive home, Australia. His work is a playful blend of historical figurative and decorative art practices with a healthy dose of contemporary culture.
Using blue and white colour, he creates complex narratives through highly decorated images on ceramic forms. His work requires an intimacy in which the key elements of the drama are often found in unusual places within the forms themselves.
Collaboration has been an important part of Vipoo creative practice. He has been using clay to engage communities into his creating process in the past 10 years.
In addition to exhibiting his work, Vipoo actively initiated and organised cultural exchange projects between national and internationally artists.