Raised in a synthesis of Thai and American cultures, Chottip Nimla-or (b. 1991) is deeply influenced by the values of both cultures. By drawing upon these influences, she is exploring the relationships between how people relate with their interiors as well as other’s interiors. She is currently a B.F.A student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In Chottip’s work she explores the way one can objectively perceive oneself from both an external and internal role. Through the mode of sensationalized fantasy and the female form, she offers a twist to the female narrative. The personas she creates through saccharine facades are laced with an air of helplessness and fury.
With a frivolous sweet palette she subverts the conventions of typical reality
The use of domestic imagery, tradition-laden practices and familiar fantasy are used to evoke a sense of the unease, pain, and adoration.