Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre presents a collection of Somboon Hormtientong's work dating back to 1965 including his latest project in collaboration with Thai comic artist Raj Loesuang.
Featuring paintings, sculptures, drawings, comic strips and installation pieces, this is an exhibition that will give visitors an insight into the development of modern Thai art through the work of one of our unique visual artists. For this exhibition, titled "Raj Loesuang And The Boy Somboon Hormtientong", Somboon has carefully selected pieces since the beginning of his career.
The collaboration between Raj and Somboon - as the show title suggests - is a highlight. "The Boy Somboon" retrieves his boyhood fascination with Raj's work and, for this, he invited his childhood idol to retrace the journey of creative thinking in a new context of contemporary art. It's a rebirth of both Singha Dam and its creator - decades after Somboon found them.
Interpreting Raj's work, Somboon also created a series of abstract paintings and arranged them in a comic book layout, each panel a freeform drawing as if he's in communication with Raj's style. In addition, real comic books of both Somboon and Raj Loesuang are presented in the middle of the room.
"Raj Loesuang And The Boy Somboon Hormtientong" is on show on the 9th floor of Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre until May 12.
More information, visit www.facebook.com/RajLoesuangAndTheBoySomboonHormtientong.
March 20, 2013 to May 12, 2013
- Open days
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 to 21:00
- More info
9th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, 939, Rama I Rd., Wang Mai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 2 214 6630 - 8
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