JA: I started by helping my father out when he opened an art centre and was finding directions for it. After things got serious, I went to Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London to have an academic training on the Art Business, and returned to found SAC Gallery, and its extended programs such as residency and conservation.
JA: It was a small painting by Aof Smith, an emerging Thai artist whom I work with at the gallery. It was very small, but I used a whole month of my salary to pay for it, and it still sits in my office today, 8 years later.
Aof Smith, Untitled, 2014
JA: I wish there was an advisor for young collectors to help me navigate, so I know more about my options and design my collection from the beginning.
JA: That expensive art is good art; and affordable art is bad art.
JA: I love Ugo Rondinone’s use of colours and simple forms of the circle.
Jongsuwat Angsuvarnsiri in front of Ugo Rondinone artwork.
JA: Limna’s account!
JA: Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging - 16 Women artists from around the world at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan.
JA: Pichai Pongsasaovapark, a Thai artist working in the field of the environment and climate. His most recent exhibition at SAC Gallery uses a steamroller to run across the canvas to release pesticides and toxins out from plants and vegetables, alluding to the pressure and danger farmers have to go through to meet consumers’ growing demands.
JA: Don’t worry about what others will think of your taste in art. This experience is your own journey and you make your own meaning.
JA: I follow the artist for at least a year or more, and speak to experts who know well about them such as the gallery they work with, or curators. I often ask about future plans and programs the artist has to make sure that they will still be active in the arts world for many years too.