The world of Thai artist Kwanchai Sinpru is one filled with demons, rampant in their violence and impulsive destructiveness. Mixing the eerie fallen angels and malevolent ghost figures of Thai folklore with images of contemporary violence, Sinpru is working in a powerful tradition of grotesque imagery, using it to comment on and dissect human failings and ugliness.
Kwanchai Sinpru’s work is informed by customs of folk art and lore that are strong throughout South East Asia, mixed in with bleak truths about humanity. Guns, living missiles, unholy fire and diabolic engines all feature in a blend of manic energy and a fascination with the dark and confronting. Sinpru manipulates traditional forms to create a new spectacular monstrosity – one to which our gaze is irresistibly drawn.
5 – 8pm 7 October 2017
Suite 7, Level 1, Moonah Centre. Enter from Hopkins St, up the stairs.
7 – 3 November 2017
Open Saturdays 10 – 4 and by appointment
Kwanchai Sinpru is a Bangkok-based artist.
Image: Kwanchai Sinpru, Dooooooooooom!!!, 2017. Drawing, chinese ink and pastel on paper