Photo ART Contemporary Fine Art Photography Magazine: Simon Larbalestier’s “Repository” Dec/Jan Issue 2013

This month one of my series of works entitled “Repository” was reviewed in the December/January 2013 issue of Photo ART Contemporary Fine Art Photography Magazine. The spreads are posted below. You can see higher resolution versions of these images here. Article and text © Dhanainun Dhanarachwattana.

Photo ART Magazine PP 38/39

Photo ART Magazine PP 38/39

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Photo ART Magazine PP 40/41

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Photo ART Magazine PP 42/43

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Photo ART Magazine PP 44/45

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Photo ART Magazine PP 46/47

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Photo ART Magazine PP 48

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Photo ART Magazine PP49

 

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Intimately | curated by Brian Curtin@ H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

H GALLERY BANGKOK

 

INTIMATELY

Curated by Brian Curtin

 

August 2 – August 27 2012

Hanspeter Ammann/Tada Hengsapkul/Simon Larbalestier/Viet Le/Liam Morgan/Imhathai Suwatthanasilp/Waswo X. Waswo

 

Bangkok, Thailand. H Gallery Bangkok is very pleased to announce a group exhibition of photography that explores intimacy as a vexed rather than an assured relationship between people. Intimacy is typically understood as a state that can claim insights and understandings which are not generally accessible and are therefore all the more valuable. But, inspired by a number of examples across art, literature and film, this exhibition explores how the pursuit of intimacy can lead to estrangement, divergent desires and confusion, amongst other unpredicted responses.

The title, Intimately, is a qualifier rather than a statement, suggesting a certain lack of definitiveness and an invite to question or debate.

 

Intimately opens with mix of works by Tada Hengsapkul that explore the performative dimensions of physical intimacy with ideas about seduction, power and even disgust. Viet Le challenges how we might decide the terms of closeness and, therefore, distance in personal encounters with others. Imhathai Suwatthanasilp contemplates a relationship between intimate self-reflection and self-effacement; and Hanspeter Ammann plays with a sublimation of the unruly desires that can attend the pursuit of intimacy. Simon Larbalestier and Liam Morgan seek reflections of private experience in the world at large. And Waswo X. Waswo humorously explodes the politics of what is means to conflate intimacy with understanding.

The very notion of intimacy relates to ideas about the nature of photography, in terms of proximity and privileged knowledge. The artists in Intimately employ various types of photography, including snapshot, portraiture, theatrical, and historical. But, like the relationships explored – between the subjects of the works, the photographer and our engagement – questions and challenges, not closure, provide the order of understanding.

 

PR: Dr. Brian Curtin /  +66(0) 8 9 1638102 /  curtin.brian@gmail.com

H GALLERY BANGKOK (MAIN PROGRAM)

H PROJECT SPACE  (2ND FLOOR AT H GALLERY)

201 SATHORN 12, BANGKOK 10500 ph: + 66 850215508 www.hgallerybkk.com

Intimately exhibition poster

Intimately email invite

© Waswo X. Waswo A Local Photographer and his Wife, 2007, black and white digital photograph hand-colored by Rajesh Soni, 61 x 40.6 cm

© Simon Larbalestier “Long Gun”, Bangkok, 2011, from the series “Alphaville part-1”, giclée
photograph mounted on board, numbered 1/25, paper size 60cm x 46cm,
image size 48cm x 32cm

© Simon Larbalestier Pedroes, Bangkok, 2011, from the series ” Alphaville part-1″, giclée photograph mounted on board, numbered 1/25, paper size 60cm x 46cm, image size 49cm x 32cm

 

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A R C H I V E S | new dedicated blog.

A brand new online archives of my photographs dating from 1986 – the present day is now set up on its own dedicated blog with 20 new gallery pages: A R C H I V E S

"About" page from the Archives Blog

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Surface Depth Exhibition, H Gallery, Bangkok.

SURFACE DEPTH Curated by Brian Curtin

H Gallery, Bangkok  September 2-30, 2010

Heman Chong

Dutton and Swindells

Adam James

Simon Larbalestier

Simrin Mehra-Agarwal

Olivier Pin-Fat

Nigel Power

Arin Rungjang

Sutthirat Supaparinya

Noraset Vaisayakul

Pornpraseart Yamazaki

H Gallery is very pleased to announce an international exhibition of artists who highlight the physical form of representation. Including a diverse array of media and methods – sound, text, photography, installation and painting – Surface Depth explores how form guides significance, concealing as well as revealing and shifting and altering the familiar or expected in ever-new and provocative directions. All the artists address the broad contexts of representation in terms of the popular and the elite and the political and the personal. In a local context where representation remains a volatile means of expression, Surface Depth promises a nuanced and critical view of how it is intended that we understand, and therefore reflect on, the world we live in. The diversity of the artists is a key to the impact of Surface Depth and includes recent Bangkok émigré Simon Larbalestier, famed for his photographs for music albums, and Arin Rungjang, whose work with space and representation has been selected for inclusion in the 3rd Singapore Biennale 2011. As well as Thailand, the artists hail from New York, Britain and Italy.

H Gallery, 201 Sathorn 12, Bangkok 10500,

Telephone  + 66 81 310 4428

www.hgallerybkk.com

Sponsored by NIST (New International School of Thailand) with special thank you to Val McCubbin

Four of my prints are in this show details shown below:

Surface Depth Opening Night 02/09/2010 H Gallery Sathorn Soi 12, Bangkok, Thailand

Surface Depth Opening Night 02/09/2010 H Gallery Sathorn Soi 12, Bangkok, Thailand

Surface Depth Opening Night 02/09/2010 H Gallery Sathorn Soi 12, Bangkok, Thailand

Surface Depth curated by Brian Curtin H Gallery Sathorn Soi 12, Bangkok, Thailand.

Far Left: Minotaur Centre: Cuban Right: Simon Larbalestier 2010, ‘Luxury’ from The 5th Quandrant series C-type Archival Lightjet (printed chemically on Kodak Chromira), floated between two pieces of 4mm glass and wood. Signed, numbered and titled on the verso. 1/10 41.5" x 54.5" (105.4cm x 138.4cm)

Simon Larbalestier 2010, ‘Phoenix’ from The A L P H A V I L L E series C-type Archival Lightjet (printed chemically on Kodak Chromira), floated between two pieces of 4mm glass and wood. Signed, numbered and titled on the verso. 1/10 41.5" x 54.5" (105.4cm x 138.4cm)

Simon Larbalestier 2009/2010, ‘Minotaur’ from The Minotaur series C-type Archival Lightjet (printed chemically on Kodak Chromira), floated between two pieces of 4mm glass and wood. Signed, numbered and titled on the verso. 1/10 41.5" x 54.5" (105.4cm x 138.4cm)

Simon Larbalestier 2009, ‘Cuban’ from The Minotaur series C-type Archival Lightjet (printed chemically on Kodak Chromira), floated between two pieces of 4mm glass and wood. Signed, numbered and titled on the verso. 1/10 41.5" x 54.5" (105.4cm x 138.4cm)

Simon Larbalestier 2010, ‘Luxury’ from The 5th Quandrant series C-type Archival Lightjet (printed chemically on Kodak Chromira), floated between two pieces of 4mm glass and wood. Signed, numbered and titled on the verso. 1/10 41.5" x 54.5" (105.4cm x 138.4cm)

Simon Larbalestier 2010, ‘Phoenix’ from The A L P H A V I L L E series C-type Archival Lightjet (printed chemically on Kodak Chromira), floated between two pieces of 4mm glass and wood. Signed, numbered and titled on the verso. 1/10 41.5" x 54.5" (105.4cm x 138.4cm)

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