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

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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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Minotaur now live on Domain Website

My full uncut version of the Minotaur project is now live on my site. This marks a change in the look of the site and a hint of what it may evolve into in the next few months. My idea is to simplify my site, having only 3 bodies of work for viewing. The rest of the work will be put in my Photoshelter Archive where it can more easily be seen, referenced and searched. My blogs will work in two ways; Addenda will serve as notice board to notify current projects, reviews and links etc, the key blog site will be Cyphers which will offer a way for people to explore my working/thought processes more – it will include background material to projects, reference images and versions not seen anywhere else – it will cover the last 20 years and of course new work – images will be posted daily (or every few days) building up over time, a much larger picture of how I work and what themes recur in my work. Its function will be educational but delivered in the “bite size” blog format.

Important Note: The images on my website and those that will appear in the Pixies’ Minotaur Box Set are not exactly the same. Some of the images are different depending on their particular context and relationship to other images within the same body of work. It has within it, its own narrative and recurring themes. The bulk of the imagery was shot between August and October 2008, all of it in South East Asia and much of it with the small digital Ricoh GRD2 and the much berated Sigma DP1. Later images were made with the Leica M8.2. Had the M8.2 been available in August instead of November, the project may have taken an entirely different route. I haven’t given up film! Some of the images were shot with Leica M’s. The pairing of images is something that has developed out of my panoramic work and also marks a revisit to very early work made in the mid 80’s when I was documenting Italian Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches. Revisiting the Pixies’ classic albums has acted like a catalyst for me and triggered renewed interest in themes that I will be reexploring in the next coming months in Europe.

Wound

Wound

Joker

Joker

Haruko

Haruko

Terminal

Terminal

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Simon Larbalestier talks Pixies and Minotaur on YouTube (full length version)

The full length version of myself discussing the Minotaur Pixies’ Box Set and other related Pixies projects is now on YouTube. This was interview was filmed in Bangkok in May 2009 by Helen Kudrich, production and editing was by Neil Chenery in Melbourne. 99% of the initial images shot for Minotaur were made with the Ricoh GRD2 and the Sigma DP1. The images  were shot in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia during the period August -October 2008. However as the project expanded into 2009, more recent images were made with the Leica M8.2. The decision to shoot in digital and not film was a deliberate choice on my part,  to place the work in the context of 2008/2009 and keep it separate from the original sleeve images of the late 1980’s and early 90’s.

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