Krit Ngamsom, A Gift of Love, 2009, Acrylic box, LED lighting, transparent polyester resin
25 x 25 x 25 x 42 cm + stand, Price: US$ 1,900
Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Sparkle with light sculptures by Krit Ngamsom on 3 April - 16 May, 2010.
Krit Ngamsom was born in 1983 and graduated with a MA from King Mongkut's Institute in 2008. The whimsical installation features a specially produced series of LED illuminated polyester resin sculptures displayed within acrylic gift boxes and thematic containers. Krit is one of several Thai artists to explore themes associated with rural to urban migration. Known for creating playful kinetic artworks that combine everyday objects, Krit explores the novelty and superficiality experienced by outsiders upon encountering the vapidity and excesses of urbanites in Bangkok. In the exhibition Sparkle he focuses upon the empty ritualism of extravagant gift giving by wealthy Bangkokians during traditional holidays. He creates an ambient light and sculpture installation glowing with uncomplicated innocence. On a deeper level, his ironic artworks are an implication toward the economic, social, cultural, and growing political disparages between Thailand's rural masses and the metropolitan elite.
Krit Ngamsom has earlier participated in the group exhibitions Bangkok Bananas at Central World (2009), Bangkok 226 and Traces of Siamese Smile at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (both 2008).
3D@Thavibu is a project, highlighting three-dimensional art in Studio 307 of Thavibu Gallery. Overseen by the critic and independent curator Steven Pettifor, 3D@Thavibu presents a series of exhibitions featuring established and emergent artists, mostly from Thailand. Solid by Pinaree Sanpitak was the debut exhibition in the year-long project. Sparkle by Krit Ngamsom is the second exhibition in the series.
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