H Gallery Bangkok presents Obscene, the latest exhibition by Manit Sriwanichpoom, one of Thailand's best known photo-artists in the international art world. His latest exhibition comprises two new series _ Holy Machismo and Obscene.
Holy Machismo consists of semi-abstract black and white photographs of traditional Thai lingams, fertility symbols widely used as sacred offerings for prosperity.
These extreme close-ups of these sacred symbols are sometimes sharply defined and at times blurry _ now brightly lit, now dark and looming: arrogant black snakes leaping to freedom or Darth Vader the Dark Lord himself.
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