The subconscious speaks a strange language. It barks out orders, stirs up fears, paints emotions in silver and shadows. Combined with the role of our everyday surroundings, the landscape of dreams and nightmares often proves elusive to comprehend. This tenebrous territory is the muse for Thai artists Rath Panitcharoenphol and Winyagorn Junthasiri, whose canvas illustrations explore the peculiarities of the subconscious through an olla podrida of signs and symbols.
Sense of Surroundings features the vibrant, bizarre, and often chaotic work of the artists. While the two work under the same theme, their styles and emotions vary wildly. Rath relies on limited colour schemes, using fluid movements and tones to convey complex, dark ideas. Winyagorn, on the other hand, channels psychedelic energy into whimsical, yet symmetrical, illustrations. Like the balance between darkness and light, the disparate approaches serve to complement one another.
Sense of Surroundings is on view from June 19 to July 31 at Koi Art Gallery.