H Gallery, Bangkok, is hosting “Beautiful Futures,” the third solo exhibition of installations and recent paintings by renowned Thai artist Mit Jai Inn.
Through these installations, the artist has experimented with spatial relationship between his paintings and the viewers, who are allowed to move and reshape the artworks that are hanging freely. He has explored the effect of lighting to delve into the depth of his creations. The installation is spread over through the main gallery as well as the project room. The brightly colored flags and other ceremonial forms indicate his devotion to art and piety. His laborious process of painting is regarded as meditation by the artist. However, the intensely bright colors of the ceremonial flags may also be conceived of as satirical and let the viewer interpret them.
“Beautiful Futures” refers to the conflicts in the contemporary Thai society after the military coup of 2014 and death of people’s beloved Rama IX King Bhumibol in 2016. He explores the role of the public in shaping an artist’s creative oeuvre.
Mit Jai Inn was born in 1960 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He graduated from Silpakorn University in Bangkok and the Academy of Arts in Vienna. In the 1990s, Mit led the avant-garde artistic movement in Thailand. He was co-founder of the Chiang Mai Social Installation Project in 1992, and an active member of the Land Foundation. His works were Included in the 21st Sydney Biennale (2018).
“Beautiful Futures” is being showcased through March 31, 2018, at H Gallery, at 201 Sathorn Soi 12, Bangkok 10500.
For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/h-gallery/overview
Click on the slideshow to have a sneak peek of the artist’s work.