Seems like I caught one of the many interesting Thai artists currently exhibiting around Japan: Wisut Ponnimit gave a little live performance at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art a few days ago. Starting off his artistic carreer as a Thai cult cartoonist, Wisut showed his Japanese-manga-inspired drawings and animation, which had a very distince own style. While projecting his images, he played an untuned piano, creating the soundtrack as he went along. The atmosphere reminded me of old times in the cinema, when someone was tinkering along with those black and white mute films.
Even though his characters and images where very cute and innocent, the stories told were definitely grown up and touching with a delicate lightness, like a warm hug. I enjoyed his look on life and the atmosphere he created very much!
Wisut Ponnmit will also have a solo exhibition “Inside the wall”at the IID Gallery from 22nd Nov-25th Dec 2005. Look forward!
Since Thai art was rather new to me, I was happy to meet a whole group of contemporary artists in the garden
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Warehouse No. 3b
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