One of Thailand’s most forefront artists, Mit Jai Inn is well-known for his large scale abstract paintings that come in bright colours with unique textures. In Paphonsak La-or’s Prospects (2021), Mit created a collection of landscape paintings of sunrises and sunsets. Tunnel and Screen depict these temporally opposite scenes on opposite sides of the canvas. For instance, the twilight of sunset is depicted on the outer surface of Tunnel and the dawning sky of sunrise on its inner surface.
In the small exhibition room, there is a series of 12 paintings unfolding more of these celestial scenes from the countries where Thai political refugees seek asylum. The collection on the left wall mirrors sunrise, and the right wall sunset, with the centre wall depicting daytime. Small square paintings are placed on each piece acting as windows to a different time of the day.
Venue: 39 Keppel Road
Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11–7pm
Saturday to Sunday 12–6pm
When: 15 Jan - 20 Mar 2022,
By: 39+ Art Space