Korakrit Arunanondchai "X.O.TRIANGLE.SQUARE"

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Although "X.O.TRIANGLE.SQUARE" refers to the buttons on a Sony PlayStation video game controller, the shapes themselves are the most basic abstract forms used in the past and present as building blocks for creative, industrious, and even spiritual invention. Korakrit Arunanondchai believes in the mythic power of these forms and they are often found as focal points in his work, but he uses his own vocabulary of abstracted shapes as the cells to his psychedelic, celestial world. Having been raised in Thailand, Arunanondchai grew up amongst ornate Buddhist temples. His fluid shapes remind one of their decorative murals but also of Sanskrit or Pali that make up his native Thai written language. His work evokes the feeling of a connection between visible and invisible worlds and brings the viewer to a kind of ceremonial experience with his large and enveloping pieces.

In contrast, Arunanondchai has also been influenced by his love of Japanese Manga and video game culture. This is evident in the bright colors he chooses to use as well as the rapid movement frozen in time on canvas or paper instead of on a television screen. The silk screening process that he uses also parallels these inspirations in that it creates a flat surface and removes evidence of the use of hand in their making. The creation of multiple layers by breaking down the overall image is yet another way for Korakrit to abstract information and invents a whole new universe.

Curated by Hanna Fushihara Aron



from February 03, 2010 to February 27, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-02-03 from 18:00 to 20:00

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