Indepth Arts News: |
2000-09-16 until 2000-12-31
Wexner Center for the Arts
The Wexner Center has organized an exhibition that features more than 30 artworks by Thai artist Udomsak Krisanamis from the past decade, with emphasis on his more recent work. Using techniques of painting and collage, Udomsak creates rich, shimmering pieces, layered with pigment and other materials.
Krisanamis, who moved to the United States from Thailand in 1991, taught himself English by reading the newspaper and marking out all the words he knew. This created a patterned page that became the structure for many of his early works. Recently, Udomsak has been incorporating a range of materials, including tea, noodles, receipts, and mail on such unorthodox backings as blankets, towels, and sheets. His art is filled with upbeat, agreeable contrasts; unclear relationships; cover-ups; and quasi-emotions.
Krisanamis will design a publication to accompany the exhibition.
The exhibition is presented with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wexner Center Foundation. Promotional support is provided by WBNS 10TV.