Specializing in Thai & Asian Contemporary Art

New Grids by Sopheap Pich

Cambodian-born Sopheap Pich has established a remarkable international career since first showing in Bangkok in 2007, and this new series of grids introduces a maturity in the artist’s practice, an achievement of profound affects and resonances from material substances. 

Found materials, painted and stitched surfaces and organic forms have previously shaped poignant sensibilities and hinted at dark histories. Pich’s practice has developed through an engagement with gridded structures within a layered relationship to art historical formalism and the symbolism of regimentation, concealment and instability. Now Pich heightens a more abstracted quality which is rooted in an all-encompassing view of our environment; from the rudimentary aspects of the built environment, such as the humble brick, to suggestions of growth and both the haptic and visceral experience of the natural world.

Sopheap Pich is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He studied in the US, achieving a MFA from The School of the Art Institution of Chicago in 1999. Recent exhibitions include: Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich (2017), The Crow Collection, Dallas, TX, USA, Sopheap Pich: from studio to fine art (2017), Institut francais du Cambodge, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Desire Line (2017), Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, For the Love of Things: Still Life (2016), Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York; Drawn from Nature (2015), Asia Society Texas Center, Texas; The Art of Our Time: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collections (2015), Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Medium at Large (2015), Singapore Art Museum; Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich (2013), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Documenta 13 (2012). Pich regularly exhibits with Tyler Rollins Fine Art in New York and was also included in No Country: Contemporary Art For South and Southeast Asia (2014), Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore; Collecting Art of Asia (2012), Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts (2012); and Here/Not Here (2011), Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. His works are included in the collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; M+, Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong; Singapore Art Museum; Queensland Art Gallery; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle. Pich is regularly reviewed and profiled in major publications and has been the subject of a number of academic theses.


New Grids by Sopheap Pich
Wednesday, 28 August - Thursday, 31 October 2019
@ H Gallery BKK