June 9-July 29
Since turning 50, Kraisak Chirachaisakul is making up for lost time. After distancing himself from the art world for almost three decades, his return to printmaking, after a break of almost 30 years, has been an adventure where every process is difficult yet challenging. ‘Remembrance of the King’, his latest exhibition, is meant to pay a tribute to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The artist created every piece in the exhibition to convey memorable stories and moments of bliss that Thai people share over His Majesty. Using a sophisticated drypoint technique that—in this case—overlays four shades of colour with four printed patterns, he maximizes the use of vibrant paint and detail. A wide variety of colours are incised one by one onto the surface, which can be likened to the magnitude of love and respect that the Thai population have toward their late monarch. The vivacious colouring also represents the change in the artist himself. Normally he only preferred darkish and somber tones in his work, but this time he shows a more relaxed, bright, and yet still subtle side of himself.
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