Specializing in Thai & Asian Contemporary Art

'elsewhere' begins here and vice-versa BANGKOK & CHIANG MAI

H Gallery is very pleased to announce a major solo exhibition by Kornkrit Jianpinidian across the gallery's two venues in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, running concurrently. H Gallery Bangkok will show photography, text and drawings from four series, including the celebrated Worry and Love, while the H Gallery Chiang Mai hosts a video installation.

The title of this exhibition is taken from an essay on cities by Paul Virilio and suggests perpetual dislocation. 'elsewhere' begins here and vice-versa was inspired by Kornkrit's early memories of moving to Thailand's capital, and places and spaces  form the predominant motifs of these artworks. However, the artist skirts confessional or particularly individualized modes of expression to instead examine the very idea of what it means to look back or experience melancholia. He employs found imagery and references to movies as well as exploring a visual analogy to memory through the method of digitally erasing elements of photographs, to near-seamless effect.

The essential theme of 'elsewhere' begins here and vice-versa is desire: the desires that memories invoke; desires that certain spaces can encode; desire for others; and the desires that images provoke. Desire, we are reminded, is a recognition of lack, the want of a sense of wholeness.

Both exhibitions for 'elsewhere' begins here and vice-versa are installed in a manner that emphasizes the experience of space and time as unfolding and, like memory, the exhibitions are, by turns, revealing and hazy, and intimate yet unreachable.

Kornkrit Jianpinidnan lives and work in Bangkok. A graduate of Chiang Mai University in 1997, his solo exhibitions include Neo Romantic (1998), About Studio, Bangkok; Nobody’s Home (2001), Project 304, Bangkok; A Ghost Story (2006), Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; and deep yellow, magenta, violet, ultramarine...almost blue (2012) at Space 1/2, Messy Shop, Bangkok. Group exhibitions include Imagine Peace (2010), Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok; Re-Reading Khun Chang Khun Phaen (2011), Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok; Territories of The Real and Unreal (2011), Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta; MONDI (WORLD) (2012), Dryphoto arte contemporanea, Prato; Temporary Storage #01 (2012), Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok; LIVE AT THE SCALA (2013), Scala Theatre, Bangkok; Out of Place (2013), Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno; Possession (1) (2013), Bangkok Art and Culture Center; and An Interior Appearance (2013), with FUZZYFUZZ record, at The Social Dance Club, Chiang Mai.

 

New Photographs by Kornkrit Jianpinidnan
September 5 - October 27 2013
Curated by Brian Curtin