A Pop-up Show by Natee Utarit
Every day, Every day I have the Blues is Natee Utarit’s (b.1970) upcoming pop-up exhibition across Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) & Richard Koh Projects (RKP) spaces in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok. This tri-venue exhibition will run simultaneously for a week; from 4 – 12 June 2021, contingent on the evolving COVID-19 situation. Alternately, the exhibition’s contingency will manifest as an online presentation.
In this series, Utarit tackles the genre of the everyday life, but as we are acutely aware, the everyday has drastically changed, perhaps, forever. In this body of works, viewers are presented with scenes of the artist’s studio environment during the movement controls and also depiction of people whom have crossed paths with him just before the pandemic started.
There is a strong sense of longing in the manner which Utarit presents his composition and narrative. Mundane as it seems, this body of works fundamentally represents a commemoration of normality, and provides a reminder of the things that we have lost and taken for granted before the pandemic. It is only when something is lost, do we realize its true value. As Utarit explains,
“The paintings in this 4th part series are to me, my views as it is aided plainly by my human and inner eye. They come alive via the simple visual process. As normality becomes invaluable, the simplicity in painting becomes in tandemly meaningful. It is a simplicity that reflects serenity and peace in the hopes of regaining a sense of normality.”
Venue: Richard Koh Fine Art, Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
When: 4 - 12 Jun 2021, Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm
Venue/Organizer: Richard Koh Fine Art