Korakrit Arunanondchai is on view at C L E A R I N G gallery in Brooklyn, New York, and you only have a couple more days to see the exhibition in person, which has been extended to April 6th. Tomorrow, April 5th, will be a performances by Haribo, Raft, and Travis Egedy, with new work by Chantri. For more information on the event visit here.
It is Korakrit Arunanondchai’s first solo exhibition, “PAINTING WITH HISTORY IN A ROOM FILLED WITH MEN WITH FUNNY NAMES” at C L E A R I N G gallery and has various works on view which include painting, photography, video, and sculpture. Looking at the installation images it is clear that denim is a reoccurring material in his work; from the burning paintings to a photo of looks to be Thai individuals scattered amongst the gallery.
Arunanondchai is originally from Thailand, and currently works in New York. His following is primarily due to his elaborate performances which involve large installations and video, using paint as a trace or echo which materializes performative gestures into marks that are then solidified on the surface of paintings and objects. His earlier paintings were rooted in printmaking using vibrant colors and ultra-violet sensitive paint to render imagery inspired by Hieronymus Bosch works like “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. His paintings have now evolved into a display of textural landscapes using bleach as an activator for the tie-dye-esque quality. Abrupting these textural landscapes are moments of vigorous imagery of fire, which alludes to them being on fire, which in actuality they were at one point during their creation.
A high level or production is visible in this exhibition, including the creation of a trailer for the show which can seen on the C L E A R I N G website. It is a great introduction into Arunanondchai’s show and gives a small look into the concepts that drive his work and continue to fuel his practice.
For more information on the exhibition visit here.