Olarn Chiaravanont: Deep Dots
A Painting Exhibition
4 – 31 August 2011 at WTF Gallery, Bangkok
Thursday 4 August 2011, 7pm @ WTF Gallery
WTF Gallery and Phuket 346 are pleased to announce a painting exhibition, Deep Dots, by Olarn Chiaravanont. The exhibition is his first solo show in Thailand. It is comprised of 9 paintings made during his MFA degree course at Goldsmiths College, London, and in Bangkok, during 2010-2011.
Olarn’s work drifts in and out between abstraction and representation in a dialogue, where the paintings are able to open themselves up to suggest endless visual possibilities. The hints of awkward, playful imagery in the paintings, creates a relationship with the audience that bridges the absence of reality — allowing the viewer to “see what we want to see, feel how we want to feel”.
“My painting represents the visual development of my consciousness in relation to everyday visual perceptions. The challenge of the practice lies within the organisation of ideas, while trying to reduce rules and restrictions to allow more freedom to paint. I intend to endlessly expand the visual possibility of my painting through the process of paint layering, mark making and experimenting how each individual shape and form combined to become a figurative painting and beyond. The reading of the painting lies just outside what would be the most likely interpretation. It is to be a painting that suggests different possibilities.”
Olarn was born in 1986 in Bangkok, Thailand. He is currently studying his last year in Master of Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His work has been exhibited in several galleries in London including, Islington Contemporary Art Fair at Candid gallery (2008) and The Bricklane Gallery (2009).
The exhibition is shown at WTF Café & Gallery, Sukhumvit Soi 51, Bangkok from 4-31 August 2011.
The show moves to Phuket 346 at Soi Romanee, old Phuket Town, in the near future. Date to be announced.
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
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15, Soi Romanee, Old Phuket Town, Phuket 83000
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm
For further information please contact:
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474
Jorge Carlos Smith
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