Art Gallery: Plateau Rouge by Montri Toemsombat
Design Gallery: Lanna Spirit by Kachama & Somluk Pantiboon
Opening party: Sunday 30th September 2018
1pm to 11pm (Drinks, food and music)
Exhibition dates: 30 Sept - 2 Dec 2018
PLATEAU ROUGE by Montri Toemsombat
For his second solo exhibition at the Toot Yung Art Center, acclaimed contemporary Thai artist Montri Toemsombat builds bridges between his most intimate emotional landscapes, and local beliefs from his hometown, Chaiyaphum. Montri is renown for using unconventional mediums and materials, often related to Thai roots and culture. Rice, silk worms, earth and fibers are material you can commonly find in numerous of the artist’s brilliant installations. As the exhibition title suggests, red will be the predominant tone of this new body of works emanating from the Isarn plateau’s deepest folk beliefs. Lipstick, red rice and passion will be the main ingredients of this authentically exotic display. In his perpetual quest for defining his identity, Montri Toemsombat, based between France and Thailand, reaches further into his roots as he releases himself from them. In this retrograde attempt to find himself, he also creates a protection, a camouflage, which defines his artistic work.
LANNA SPIRIT by Kachama & Somluk Pantiboon
For the grand opening of the Design Gallery, dedicated to present the best design art from Northern Thailand and beyond, Toot Yung Art Center proudly presents creations by weaving artist Kachama, and ceramic master Somluk Pantiboon. Both sourcing their material and inspiration from the Lanna region, Kachama and Somluk have been continuously working to bring a fresh contemporary twist to their respective ancestral craft. Both artists received training in Japan adding to their know-how a unique simplicity and formal purity.