Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | Brian Curtin in conversation with photographer Simon Larbalestier.

In the November issue (no 176) of Thailand’s art magazine art4d, I share some of the latest project ideas with Brian Curtin, curator of the recent “Surface Depth” exhibition at the H Gallery in Bangkok.

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay pages 66-67

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | pages 66-67

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | pages 68-69

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 66 (detail)

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 67 (detail)

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 68 (detail)

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 69 (detail)

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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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