“Illusions” is a solo exhibition of latest artworks by emerging Thai artist Anuchit Klinkulab. Asdivulged by the exhibition title, Anuchit uses his talent and ingenuity to turn the canvas into hispersonal playfield. When seeing his works up close, abstract lines and colors are the onlyobvious outcome. However, the magic happens when the viewer walks further away from theworks or takes a picture. The full picture is revealed of famous celebrities or personas paintedwithin the lines of his canvas. This technique creates a moment of awe when viewers realizethat there is more to the paintings that meets the eye – literally.
The artist uses well-known figures as they are his idols and inspiration in life. Most of them beingpainters or politicians such as Vincent Van Gogh, they succeeded in their work life and left apositive mark behind for others to follow. Along with familiar faces that viewers can immediatelyidentify, the artist uses optical illusions through a very pop-art like style – catching viewers’attention with its color and loud positioning. This eases the transition for viewers to view his worksmore in depth and leaning in to have a deeper conversation with the artworks around them.
Consequently, Khun Anuchit strives for viewers to have a greater outlook in their everydaysurrounding through this experiment with perception. Every day there are interactions throughadvertisements, subtle messages, innocent-looking products or exchanges that happen and webelieve them for what they are. But there is always something lurking just beneath the surface.Only if we are perceptive enough to dig deeper, the illusions that have been created by powersthat be, can one day surface.
Interested public are invited to “Illusions” Exhibition from October 7 – December 31, 2016 (11.00a.m. – 7.00 p.m.) at Koi Art Gallery, 245 Sukhumvit 31 Road (Soi Sawaddee), Klongton NorthWattana, Bangkok, Tel. 02 662 3218.