Specializing in Thai & Asian Contemporary Art

FAULT LINES

Fault Lines is an installation that continues to explore the artist's interest in human behavior, perception and control. Employing video, interactivity and deceptively painted surfaces, Fault Linesfunctions as a laboratory to test the limits of visitors' capacity to determine a relationship to the space and claim a definitive understanding.

Fault Lines includes iconography related to the human body and metaphors of aberration and anomaly. The installation shifts between abstraction and seeming clarity, suggesting partially concealed codes and enticements to revelation; but, as Noraset's low-lit installation plays with our perception, essential knowledge always remains beyond our grasp. Instead, the peculiar, different and dislocating is emphasized. 

While the artist's explorations are based in personal preoccupations with philosophical inquiries into what it means to pursue the truth of things, Fault Lines also suggests great significance for contemplating how the manipulation of personal agency and comprehension can be understood for urgent social and political contexts in the contemporary world. The tacit theme of Fault Lines is the distortions and conflicts of universal experiences - love, lust, life and death - and how these distortions and conflicts occur through relationships between internal and external forces.

Noraset Vaisayakul is a leading artist from Thailand and based in Bangkok. He has received many awards including grants from Thailand's Ministry of Culture and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Noraset held a residency at the Rijksakademie in Holland in 2003 and has taught at many institutions including Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, and the Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto in Italy. Solo exhibitions include Subconsciouspace (2009) at Gallery VER, Bangkok, and Slow Down (2011) at the Art Center of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Group exhibitions include Belgium, Seoul and Sydney. 

 

An installation by Noraset Vaisayakul
September 11 – November 9 2014
Curated by Brian Curtin