Udomsak Krisanamis

Thailand / Gallery Side 2

b.1966, Bangkok, lives and works in Chiang Mai 

Udomsak Krisanamis, has started to work with sheets, towels as his surface, using everyday objects such as found paper,noodles, whiteouts, markers, plastic tapes as the medium. His paintings are often covered with collages of paper, with prints of 6s, 0s, 9s, Os and Ps, circled out so that the viewer will see the floating zeroes. Zeroes have always been nothing and everything. The sounds of the streets, the music he listens becomes part of his work, creating rhythm on the surface. Krisanamis calls his work an improvisation. In his recent works, he uses bicycle wheels to paint the larger circles, pet bottle caps to paint the smaller ones.Krisanamis’ sculptures consist of records,sneakers, ready made plates and bags,questioning where does the art form begins.He has recently had a solo exhibition “Paint itBlack” at Chiang Mai University Art Museum,creating copies and making a survey of his previous works. The public collections include, San Francisco MoMA, Walker Art Center, Cartier Foundation, Bangkok Art Center. This work “My Honey’s Loving Arms”was shown at Mori Art Museum, “SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now” exhibition in 2017.

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