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Globalization promotes learning and understanding different cultures. Interview with Khajornsak Nakpan by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 03.01.2022
Khajornsak Nakpan Khajornsak Nakpan
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2022
Khajornsak Nakpan. Body piece: Adorn Din No.3, 2021. Bio-Melanin, bronze. 72 x 148 x 19.5 cm. Khajornsak Nakpan
Body piece: Adorn Din No.3, 2021
Bio-Melanin, bronze
72 x 148 x 19.5 cm
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Intro
Therefore, supposed to use digital or technology to develop the artistic identity towards a creative society aims to be an aid to create the essence of contemporary Thai jewellery to innovative uplevel knowledge for the jewellery design and business communication.
Tell us about your background. What were your first influences to be creative and become an artist and what has drawn you to contemporary jewellery?
The ability and experience of Khajornsak in art as an artist-designer led him to a balanced and harmonious living path, which taught that everyone is equal. “Contemporary jewellery” is his mean. He wanted to create something which generates happiness from within my root. He began to study a material that seems simple and can be found anywhere, like soil, compared to myself. He synthesised it to create a new and innovative environmentally friendly material. He then used it to create an item that responds to basic human needs. Once used, it can degrade naturally. The innovative material represents a philosophy that lives harmoniously to be safe from every changing future.
 

How important is networking for you in your professional practice and what are your preferred tools for this?
Networking is vital because globalization promotes learning about and understanding different cultures and our universal ability to the way of living. Studying day-to-day objects, especially jewellery, reveals wisdom and knowledge between the objects and humans. Building on the knowledge on designing skills of our ancestors and applying the skills innovatively will be the tool of developing the tacit knowledge, which can then use to discover the world systematically.
 

What are your general thoughts on the contemporary jewellery world, (education, market, development...), where do you see chances and where are dead ends?
Contemporary jewellery shows strong wisdom towards mystery, social issues, psychological situations, or other theories considered to perceive with significant essence concerning the environment around the human being. It can be said that jewellery originated to be a communicating tool and essence of living in harmony and appreciation of ancestors and nature. The feelings are expressed through ornament, which has been widely used since ancient days. Pre-historic to today, humans have close and personal relationships with jewellery.  
In summary, even though materialism creates the world so wide and reaches fast, jewellery is used to testify to human relationships and communications. The aesthetics dimension performs its richness than a scale as value still lifts the human’s mind to the dead ends.  
 

Thinking about your career, what role do technology and the digital play in your artistic development & communication?
The digital play has changed today's world over the years, so much so that some ask if we have developed too fast and in the right direction. While technology growth enables exchanges among different cultures through education systems, colonisations, and diversity of tastes, it comes with the risk of losing uniqueness and identity. Therefore, supposed to use digital or technology to develop the artistic identity towards a creative society aims to be an aid to create the essence of contemporary Thai jewellery to innovative uplevel knowledge for the jewellery design and business communication.
 

How has your work changed over the past few years and what are you excited about these days?
Following his success in the biomaterial titled “Innovative Synthesised Melanin from Soil”, Khajornsak applies the result to other products to demonstrate the effectiveness and potential of the material. The products include jewellery, accessories, nightgown, lingerie, mixed materials paintings, sculpture, and installation art. Apart from creating the aesthetic experience, he also tries to disseminate the knowledge by presenting the research in international academic forums. In this near future, Khajornsak aims to continue to drive the creation of new materials to improve innovative design and harmonious living. The relationship between humans, the textile substitute material, and nature can lead to a ‘balanced of truth,’ enabling us to preserve the “ecological cycle of happiness.”  
 
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