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Hearts in the darkness

American artist Chris Coles illuminates the Bangkok night and its many denizens in an ongoing exhibition and book of paintings that capture a side of the city more commonly swept under the carpet

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Chris Coles _ in a book on noir and an ongoing exhibition at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand _ is one of the few artists to record the people and transactions of Bangkok's red light districts with all their vivid idiosyncrasies. He paints bright scenes in acrylics or watercolours, shapes the human form simply through thick black lines and captures some essential truths of a tawdry reality. 

RECOGNISE ANYONE?: From far left to left:

American politician in the Bangkok night.

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