Toot Yung Art Center
5 July – 10 August 2014
Artist in residence program and exhibition co supported and organized by Thaillywood Artist Residency and Toot Yung Art Center
Residence in Thaillywood: April 14nd to June 17th
Exhibition opening and Mor Lam performance: July 5th 2014 starting 7pm in the framework of Galleries’ Night La Fete 2014
For his first solo at the Toot Yung Gallery, acclaimed Thai artist Montri Toemsombat chooses to explore a new medium: painting.
Montri is famous 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. Created during his two month stay at the Thaillywood Artist Residence in Pattaya, Montri’s new body of work promises to uncover an entirely new approach to his earlier projects. For the first time Montri chooses to explore painting (in an unconventional way); the canvases are vibrantly colored folk fabrics from Kanchanaburi and the paint varies from rubber, rice to crushed vegetables. “The Moonshine Hunter” is a meditation on the way in which cultural and social diversity can lead us to mutual respect and balance.