Specializing in Thai & Asian Contemporary Art

RECENT PAINTINGS

Thai contemporary artist Somboon Hormtientong presents a recent series of abstractions at G1.  Each abstraction is linked by a distinct geometric commonality. Shrouded in ethereal layers, Hormtientong's work expresses a tendency towards minimalism with a keen consideration for color as a break from stark spatial forms. Hormtientong offers himself as a multivalent pillar of Thai contemporary art, wherein the viewer too must offer himself to the ranges of intensity and tailored forms of minimalism that imbue his works. A one way relationship could not exist. The simplicity of his chosen forms and spatiality requires an imaginative viewer - a capacity easy to achieve given the options granted by Hormtientong's many moods. Moods that are sometimes marked by spontaneity and at others drawn back by patterned control. His work in abstraction undertakes an honest consideration of European influence without wholly masking his roots in Southeast Asia.

Hormtientong remains one of Thailand’s masters of painting. And, this ambitious showcase is testament to the significance of his evolving vision.

Recent Paintings by Somboon Hormtientong
January 4 - April 17, 2016