As one of the most respected photographers of recent times, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan moves seamlessly between the worlds of fashion and commercial and fine art. Even though of late Kornkrit has been channelling his talent towards fine art photography, video works and installation art, it was his signature thoughtfulness and poetic intensity depicted in the realm of fashion that helped propel him to the forefront.
When he hopped over to the fine arts field, Kornkrit brought with him stylistic intakes and subtle attention to detail. His latest major exhibition "Elsewhere Begins Here And Vice-Versa", at H Gallery's spaces in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, is another testament to his vast undertakings. In Bangkok, the exhibition displays an installation of photography, collage and drawings, while Chiang Mai's H Gallery houses video installations and photography.
The title of the exhibition derives from Paul Virilio's essay on cities. "Elsewhere Begins Here And Vice-Versa" questions the subjects of desire and dislocation through photographic manipulation as well as found images. Almost automatically associated with Kornkrit's body of works, desire has always been consciously, unconsciously and subconsciously integral to his subliminal messages. This time around Kornkrit speaks of desire through flashes of images, lurking in the shadows and emanating the strongest sense of melancholia.
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