Thursday, September 6, 2012

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Krit spent his summer in the wild woods of Skowhegan!!!
This new series that Krit began during his summer in Maine, stresses spectacular effects and contains a documentation of the performative aspects of its creation. First, Krit sets fire to the painting, photographs the flame, and then reworks the photograph back into the original painting. 
By drawing attention to tension between the real and the imagined, Krit manages to distance himself from the putative tradition of abstraction.The end result is a witty commentary apposite to the conversation of what it means to be painting now.


There is a romantic, tumultuous streak running through all of Krit's work. A metaphor for how creation cannot exist without destruction emerges within the Dionysian dissonance of these paintings.

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice. 

Robert Frost

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