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Period:28 Jan 2016 - 31 Mar 2016

Address:201, Soi 12, Sathon Rd., Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120 Thailand

Tel:+6685-021-5508

Service day:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Service hours: 10:00-18:00

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Thai artist Krit Ngamsom will display his new series of works inspired by toy robots during “The Body You Want” exhibition at H Gallery from Jan 28 to March 31.

The exhibition, whose title playfully refers to futuristic mechanisation and the problems and pleasures of servitude, will feature variously-sized works including two large kinetic works.

The artist explores a sense of nostalgia for his early years’ playthings, acknowledging their charm and simple mechanisms against today’s far more complex creatures of fantasy.

These older childhood accoutrements carry a utopian sense of the future that may now be all but impossible to imagine in our terribly conflicted world. There is a darker side to Krit’s concerns as an artist — escapist retreat from the contemporary world; the distinctly masculine significance of these ordered or functionalised forms; and metaphors of dehumanised labour.

“Our usual governing systems turn us into robots,” said Krit. “We are controlled by laws or traditions that have been passed on, yet they are also waiting to be defied.” This dynamic between conformism and potential rebellion underlines the concerns of “The Body You Want”.

Krit is reputed for his whimsical and ironically-crafted objects that carry a strong design sensibility as he blurs perceptual distinctions between the handmade and industrially manufactured.

H Gallery is on Sathon 12 and opens Wednesday to Monday from 10am-6pm. Call 085-021-5508.

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A new work by Krit Ngamsom.

Thai artist Krit Ngamsom will display his new series of works inspired by toy robots during “The Body You Want” exhibition at H Gallery from Jan 28 to March 31.

The exhibition, whose title playfully refers to futuristic mechanisation and the problems and pleasures of servitude, will feature variously-sized works including two large kinetic works.

The artist explores a sense of nostalgia for his early years’ playthings, acknowledging their charm and simple mechanisms against today’s far more complex creatures of fantasy.

These older childhood accoutrements carry a utopian sense of the future that may now be all but impossible to imagine in our terribly conflicted world. There is a darker side to Krit’s concerns as an artist — escapist retreat from the contemporary world; the distinctly masculine significance of these ordered or functionalised forms; and metaphors of dehumanised labour.

“Our usual governing systems turn us into robots,” said Krit. “We are controlled by laws or traditions that have been passed on, yet they are also waiting to be defied.” This dynamic between conformism and potential rebellion underlines the concerns of “The Body You Want”.

Krit is reputed for his whimsical and ironically-crafted objects that carry a strong design sensibility as he blurs perceptual distinctions between the handmade and industrially manufactured.


H Gallery is on Sathon 12 and opens Wednesday to Monday from 10am-6pm. Call 085-021-5508.

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201, Soi 12, Sathon Rd., Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120 Thailand

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