Recent Photographs by Piyatat Hemmatat
November 11 – December 24 2012
Opening Party - Sunday 11 November at 5pm
H Gallery Chiang Mai is very pleased to announce an exhibition and book launch by the photographer Piyatat Hemmatat. 11.11: Exploration of Mysterious Encounters and Parallel Universes in the Digital Age is a selection of large-scale and enigmatic works which reflect Piyatat’s travels in Thailand and overseas. A hardcover book will be available at H Gallery Chiang Mai from the opening date and contains an introduction by Ralph Gibson and forewords by Brian Curtin and Ing K.
11.11 refers to the artist’s seemingly supernatural encounter with these digits whenever he checks the time on a digital façade; and, coincidentally, 11.11 marks the opening date of this exhibition and launch. In Thai numerology, the number 11 means bad fortune while western beliefs hold it as lucky. Piyatat is interested in divergent understandings as he explores photography’s capacity to capture precise moments while also acknowledging how moments can escape precise understandings. A sense of the animistic, of knowledge that escapes language, pervades his images of fleeting seconds from natural and urban landscapes.
Piyatat Hemmatat worked as a successful art director in London for a number of years and graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 2007. On returning to Bangkok he founded RMA Institute, a consultancy and non-profit art and education space. He continues to work on commissioned projects and exhibits internationally.
H Gallery Chiang Mai is located 700 meters beyond the Tiger Kingdom (same road) in Mae Rim and is a short drive from The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Dara Pirom Palace Museum. The gallery is open to the public by appointment only on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday each week. For an appointment contact H Gallery Chiang Mai on 085 021 5508.