Nikki Suebwongpat

Nikki Suebwongpat | Artsite Galleries, Sydney
Nikki Suebwongpat is a New Zealand born emerging artist now living and working in Sydney. In 2014, following a career as a chemical engineer, Nikki returned to her first passion (painting) and now divides her time between working as mother and artist, while recently returning full-time to her engineering career.

Much as Margaret Olley saw her own home as inspiration, Nikki Suebwonpat's still life works are sourced from around her own home surroundings; the naturally accumulated artefacts of living amongst children, cooking utensils, school memorabilia, light sabres, and everyday life graced by a vase of glorious flowers that, like Olley´s fresh cut flowers whither, as Nikki works capturing their life.

About

Nikki Suebwongpat paints predominately with oils; her love of colour and contrast is clear with her often exaggerated, yet at times subdued palette. She uses bold brush strokes to block in shapes and colours to describe form.Nikki's still life works are sourced from around her own home surroundings; the naturally accumulated artefacts of living amongst children, cooking utensils, school memorabilia, light sabres, and everyday life graced by a vase of glorious flowers that, like Margaret Olley´s fresh cut flowers, whither as Nikki works capturing their life.

Nikki Suebwongpat is also very drawn toward landscape painting.

I am not really a plein-aire painter, although I would like the opportunity and time to paint directly from the landscape, but with current life commitments... I take lots of photos and make sketches recording the scene whether suburban or found in nature... inspiration can be found at every opportunity, and I am often seen snapping away on my iPhone when stumbling across a scene or a moment that stops me in my tracks...

Observation of the spontaneous beauty and simplicity found in the every day, informs both her still life and her landscape painting, such that the reality of the scene, as seen through her painters eye, is paramount to her interpretation.

About her recent solo exhibition Nikki observes, I am fascinated with painting glass –it’s transparent, only visible in terms of what it reflects, and its relationship to its environment. It becomes its surroundings, yet distorting them... I think this is an interesting metaphor for life, how nothing we do or feel or learn is in isolation. How we may be shaped by our environment more than we like to think. Honing in on the reflections, the colours and shapes created by the light, one forgets what an object is, or its purpose.

Glassware brings clarity, enlarges and distils. It also brings murkiness, uncertainty and fragmentation. In the stillness of reflecting, we glean moments of pure truth and wisdom, which if followed too far will unravel, wreaking uncertainty and chaos. I see beauty in the unknown, in the ambiguity.

Nikki Suebwongpat, 2021

Artist Profile

Solo Exhibitions

   
2021 A Life Less Ordinary, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW.
2019 Life - Never Still, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW.

Group Exhibitions: (Recent Selected)

   
2020 Take Away, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW.
2020, 19, 18 Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Gallery, Armidale, NSW.
2020, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15 Collector's Choice, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2019 Winter Exhibition, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2018 A Sydney Flower and Garden Show, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW.Espirit de Corps, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW.
2016 The Still Life Exhibition, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW.Resonance, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW.
2014 Blackwattle Bay Gallery, Sydney, NSW.Du Moulin Gallery, Annandale, Sydney, NSW.Finalist Exhibition, Urban Photography Competition, Marrickville Town Hall, Sydney, NSW.Class Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

Collections

   
Private Collections:

Australia, New Zealand, Thailand.

Browse Solo Exhibitions
Nikki-Suebwongpat | Solo Exhibition | A Life Less Ordinary | Artsite Galleries, Sydney | March 2021 | Art Month Sydney 2021
Life - Never Still!

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Disconnection, 2019

$850

My Sweet Williams, 2021

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The Clean-up Crew, 2021

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Electric Lizzies. (2021)

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The turquoise curtain, 2019

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A Pot less ordinary, 2019

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End-times Showdown, 2020

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Anne's Fire Lillies (Clivias) 2018

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Between Time (Hydrangea & Glass) 2019

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Guest Relations (Hydrangea & Glass) 2019

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Not Standing, Running (Fragments) 2019

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Distilled in Green, 2021

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Moored in the Bay. (2021)

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Last light in Gladesville 2018

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A moment stilled (Fragments), 2019

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Fragments Between, (Fragments) 2019

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In the quiet of the evening (Hydrangea & Glass), 2019

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In the heat of the day (Hydrangeas and Glass) 2019

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The Orange II, 2018

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Peonies II, 2018

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Still Life in Green, 2017

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Peonies, 2017

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Pot, Clock and Orange II, 2016

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A Mum's Still Life, 2016

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Still Life with Washing, 2016

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The Orange, 2016

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Coogee I 2016

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South Curl Curl, 2014

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Still Life in Green, 2014

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Drifting Together, Drummoyne, 2015

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Arise and shine, 2021

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Shaken Not Stirred, 2020

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Rest, 2021

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Apocalyptic Bubble-girl, 2020

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Anne's Fire Lillies (Clivias) II 2018

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Seeing you Seeing me (Hydrangea & Glass) 2019

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Stolen View, 2021

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Bedside Friends, 2021

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A Longing, 2021

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