Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sparkle by Krit Ngamsom

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Sparkle by Krit Ngamsom
on 3 April – 16 May 2010
at 3D @ Thavibu

Open:     Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 19:00, Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00

     Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Sparkle with new three-dimensional works by emergent artist Krit Ngamsom. Marking his second solo exhibition, the whimsical installation features a specially produced series of illuminated fibreglass sculptures displayed within Perspex gift boxes and thematic containers.

     Hailing from Phichit province in Thailand’s north, Krit is one of several Thai artists to explore themes associated with rural to urban migration. Known for creating playful kinetic artworks that combine everyday objects, Krit explores the novelty and superficiality experienced by outsiders upon encountering the vapidity and excesses of urbanites in Bangkok. In Sparkle he focuses upon the empty ritualism of extravagant gift giving by wealthy Bangkokians during traditional holidays. 

     Having previously customised household electrical appliances such as fans, telephones, and lamps, for Sparkle Krit creates an ambient light and sculpture installation glowing with uncomplicated innocence. On a deeper level, his ironic artworks are an implication toward the economic, social, cultural, and growing political disparages between Thailand’s rural masses and the metropolitan elite.

     Krit graduated with a BA in Visual Arts from Bangkok University in 2005. Still only 27-years old, he has since been an assistant to several of Thailand’s most progressive artists, as well as participating in the group exhibitions Bangkok Bananas at Central World (2009), Bangkok 226 and Traces of Siamese Smile at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (both 2008). 

     Sparkle is the second exhibition in the year-long project, 3D @ Thavibu, highlighting three-dimensional art in Suite 307 of Thavibu Gallery. Curated by Steven Pettifor, 3D @ Thavibu will present a series of exhibitions featuring established and emergent Thai and international artists. 

Thavibu Gallery
The Silom Galleria, 3rd Floor
Suite 308, 919/1 Silom Road
Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel.:  (662) 266-5454
Fax.: (662) 266-5455
Mob.: (6689) 812-8577
Email: heide@thavibu.com

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