Venus in the Shell

8 January - 28 February 2021

By Phannapast "Yoon" Taychamaythakool
Venue: RCB Galleria, 2nd floor, River City Bangkok


In Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love, desire, beauty, prosperity, fertility, and victory. Even as a goddess, Venus experienced disappointments felt by humans, such as jealousy, loss, and sadness. Over the centuries, Venus has been depicted in the forms of sculptures and paintings such as 'The Birth of Venus,' by Sandro Botticelli, or ‘Venus de Milo’ sculpture, which has later become a trademark for sewing equipment. 


Venus in the Shell is presented in four chapters: Forbidden Flower, Moonlight Dive, Mandragora in the Vase, and The Wanderer. Visiting the exhibition, you will delve into the secretive corners of humanity's fragility, anger, disappointment, love, joy, jealousy, brightness, and darkness. The artist's wish is that you embrace the reality of life, not just those depicted by the gods. Like the goddess Venus, we are all worthy in our lightness, darkness, and what others might wrongly view as 'imperfection.'


About the Artist

Phannapast “Yoon” Taychamaythakool is a Thai artist who tells her personal stories through illustrations of animal characters and flowers. She graduated with a Fashion Design degree from Chulalongkorn University and went on to work with Thai fashion brands, while continuing her love for drawing and handcrafts. Alessandro Michele, creative director at Gucci collaborated with Phannapast on a number of projects including; Gucci Tian, The Fairy Tale book for Le Marché de Merveilles, Bloom Acqua di Fiori, DIY sneakers, and Gucci Art Wall in Soho, New York. Many will know of Phannapast’s illustrations for Instagram, ‘Stranger In My Garden’ that talks about the fantasy of an online world. Phannapast gets her inspiration from her surroundings and her upbringing in a Thai-Chinese family.


Moonlight Dive Mural Tile Art by Cotto X Phannapast : 
Inspired by needs to express inner self, the artist exhibits her own worlds through art wall of mural tile where detail of lines and colors have been fine and perfectly kept. 


*Since your safety is our prior concern, River City Bangkok is open as usual with strict preventive measures against the Covid-19 and limitation of visitors inside all exhibitions.
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday and public holidays 10a.m. – 8 p.m.
The preventive measure for limits only 80 visitors in Venus in the Shell exhibition.​