So this is the other show that I curated that opens up this coming Wednesday evening. Krit is still really young but already has his own "thing" and is doing something exciting. You can also check out a video that shows him in his studio last year at that made - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfGO89-RaJo
He's going to be doing a performance at some point during the opening. I hope you can come by and see it, me, Dave........
Wednesday between 6 am 8pm!!!
(If you've never been to this space before, make sure not to mistake our "little west 12th street" with the regular "west 12th street" because they are not the same.)
a show curated by Hanna Fushihara Aron.
February 3rd, 2010 – February 27th
Opening reception – Wednesday, February 3rd from 6 to 8pm
Although "X.O.TRIANGLE.SQUARE" refers to the buttons on a Sony PlayStation
video game controller, the shapes themselves are the most basic abstract
forms used in the past and present as building blocks for creative,
industrious, and even spiritual invention. Korakrit Arunanondchai believes
in the mythic power of these forms and they are often found as focal points
in his work, but he uses his own vocabulary of abstracted shapes as the
cells to his psychedelic, celestial world. Having been raised in Thailand,
Arunanondchai grew up amongst ornate Buddhist temples. His fluid shapes
remind one of their decorative murals but also of Sanskrit or Pali that make
up his native Thai written language. His work evokes the feeling of a
connection between visible and invisible worlds and brings the viewer to a
kind of ceremonial experience with his large and enveloping pieces.
In contrast, Arunanondchai has also been influenced by his love of Japanese
Manga and video game culture. This is evident in the bright colors he
chooses to use as well as the rapid movement frozen in time on canvas or
paper instead of on a television screen. The silk screening process that he
uses also parallels these inspirations in that it creates a flat surface and
removes evidence of the use of hand in their making. The creation of
multiple layers by breaking down the overall image is yet another way for
Korakrit to abstract information and invents a whole new universe.
Korakrit Arunanondchai is a recent graduate of the ’s Printmaking Department and has worked for both
and . He has also worked with Dell Computers on
several Dell Design Studio notebook patterns and has been a featured artist
in the Dell Lounge with accompanying artist’s video which is available for
viewing online. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Hanna Fushihara Aron is an independent curator and former owner of Little
Cakes Gallery in NYC. She has been featured in publications such as The New
York Times, Tokion, Paper Magazine, The Journal, and many others.
hpgrp gallery - 32-36 Little West 12th Street; New York, NY 10014 tel
Hours - Tues - Sat 11-6 / Sun 12-6