Korakrit Arunanondchai, ‘Painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names’, 2013, Palais de Tokyo

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and CLEARING, New York

"Korakrit Arunanondchai: Painting with history in a room filled with filled with people with funny names 3"

Venue: Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015)

About Korakrit Arunanondchai

In his wide-ranging practice, Bangkok-raised artist Korakrit Arunanondchai puts a premium on collaboration—whether it’s photographing fellow downtown characters or combining music, video, and performance. Arunanondchai discovered art in high school, when he saw Olafur Eliasson’s Sun on a visit to London; soon after he moved to the U.S. to attend RISD and Columbia, where he studied under Rirkrit Tiravanija. Along with his blends of pop culture and music—he had a close call with rock stardom in his native Thailand—Arunanondchai cites a range of artistic references, from a remix of Hieronymous Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights and a feature film featuring Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty to a series of paintings based on an act from Thailand’s Got Talent.

Thai, b. 1986, Bangkok, Thailand, based in New York & Bangkok

Group Shows

Fortuna Circuit: Tropical Escapism
The Suzanne Geiss Company, 
New York,
Digital Expressionism