Join Natee Utarit on a journey across time
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Join Natee Utarit on a journey across time

Join Natee Utarit on a journey across time

Richard Koh Fine Art Bangkok invites art lovers to explore the phenomenon of recalling scenes and events as they have happened before during "Deja Vu: The Last Chapter", which will kick off on Saturday and run until May 11.

On showcase will be the latest series of thought-provoking works of esteemed Thai artist Natee Utarit, whose skilful re-envisioning of the past and present will take viewers on a journey of the intersections of culture, identity and history.

Conceived in 2019, the series unfolds the hypothetical journey of Buddha to the West, where he encounters Greco-Roman culture and other symbols from both the Eastern and Western worlds.

His exploration is deeply rooted in his quest for identity amidst the remnants of colonial conditioning still present in Thailand. Through a reflective analysis of his own culture, he engages in dialogue with the colonial discourse, utilising Buddhism as a conduit to navigate Asia's spiritual and cultural landscape.

The exhibition features a diverse array of genres and compositions, including painting, sculpture, embroidery, stained glass and woodcut. Each medium corresponds to historical moments that have shaped Western canon, challenging conventional notions of cultural and historical probability.

The exhibition will be presented in three parts. The first part, starting in April, will focus on stained glass works; the second part, in May, will showcase objects and embroidery; and the final part, in June, will feature paintings.

The opening reception is on Saturday at 1pm. Richard Koh Fine Art is located on the 9th floor of Peterson Building, Sukhumvit Road, and opens Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm.


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