Bangkok CityCity Gallery presents ‘Nowhere Special,’ the second solo exhibition at the gallery by Thai contemporary artist Tae Parvit.
The new body of work, on display from May 22 to July 7, introduces developments in Tae’s painting while intimating his process of creation. Although often working off preparatory sketches done on paper, his completed works emerge bearing the hallmarks of an abstract expressionist style of painting – calling attention to his improvisation skills across mediums, materials, techniques and subject matters.
Amidst the repetitive phrases and shifting layers within and between his paintings, Tae imbues a sense of movement to the works, recalling his longstanding penchant for the creation of hand-drawn animation.
Delicately balancing counterpoint and harmony, the paintings also conjure a sense of rhythmic melodies that parallel his fondness of working to music.
Drawing inspiration from the sights encountered on numerous road trips around Thailand, abstract expressive landscapes and scenery take centre-stage in “Nowhere Special.” Yet Tae goes beyond the representation and depiction of these sites alone and imbues his paintings with the élan of these places as well. In doing so, he offers opportune moments for the vicarious encounter of these spaces, as modulated by his artistic sensibilities.
Employing a wide range of mediums such as oil, acrylic and spray paints, as well as charcoal, oil pastels and pencils in the execution of his works on linen and paper, he renders images collapsing the boundaries between painting and drawing.
With a sensitive approach towards colour and movement, he saturates each work with a compression of spaces, times and stories. As a result, Tae Parvit elicits within audiences a seemingly synesthetic experience – setting the mood and ambience for encountering otherwise unexpected associations.
“Nowhere Special,” an exhibition by Tae Parvit, will be held at BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY (Sathorn Soi 1 – near Lumphini MRT station – parking at 123 Parking) from May 22 to July 7. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 1pm–7pm. For visitor safety, the exhibition will have limited attendance.
Please contact [email protected] or +66 83 087 2725 to make an appointment to visit the exhibition in advance.