Udomsak Krisanamis, ‘Infinity’, 2012, Maharam
Udomsak Krisanamis, ‘Infinity’, 2012, Maharam

For Infinity, Udomsak Krisanamis used a graphic palette of found calendar pages. The number eight, which is considered lucky by many Asian cultures, is a recurring motif for Krisanamis. Here, it represents the concept of infinity, which in turn relates to the potential of the pattern to repeat forever and the limitless nature of time.

Series: Maharam Digital Projects

Image rights: Installation is sized, priced © 2012 Udomsak Krisanamis, Maharam under license

About Udomsak Krisanamis

Udomsak Krisanamis achieved recognition beginning in the 1990s for his distinct canvases with densely obsessive patterns created from collaged newsprint, dried noodles, cellophane, and paint. From initial restricted palettes, these paintings evolved to incorporate dizzying bands of texture and color, resembling artificial urban landscapes. In recent works, the artist has introduced what he describes as “shims,” brightly colored canvases of layered acrylic paint and newsprint embedded with wedges of found material, continuing a career-long experimentation with modernist ideas like the grid, abstraction, and Minimalism.

Thai, b. 1966, Bangkok, Thailand, based in Bangkok, Thailand

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