Pisitakun Kuantalaeng

2014 FutureGreat Asia, selected by Brian Curtin

By Brian Curtin

The Unfinished History, 2012–13. Courtesy the artist

Pisitakun Kuantalaeng’s practice is restless and expansive, subversively defying its handcrafted, unique qualities in order to bring the audience into a network of insights about the social life of images and the means by which art can accrue different values. Doubling and repetition are the artist’s key methods as he painstakingly transcribes found imagery, asking where the world ends and the strange realities of representation begin. In The Unfinished History project, a long-term artwork begun in 2012, Pisitakun links drawings…

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