Each painting acrylic on canvas 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Social media comment on the city of Bangkok, January 2019:
'Bangkok is a city of opposites. Religion and State are everywhere. It is hot and humid with a hazy diffused sunlight. Orange marigolds are on every street at Buddhist Wat, contrasting with the greys of streets stained with pollution. The city has no centre, it is one big sprawl and bus journeys take an hour and a half in the choking traffic. Museum of Comtemporary Art played music and had no contemporary art. Queens gallery, better but traditional imagery permeates. It was the BAC Bangkok Art Biennale that saved the day at the Bangkok Culture Centre, with engaging works and a floor of performance stages each with video documentary. City wide works impossible to locate. The 1km mural of Ramayana at the Grand Palace best traditional work..stunning. A city of opposites.
My methodology of working on location is defined as creating ‘scapes’ (involving multiple facets of a subject) evolved through both exploratory studies and in the production of a definitive project portfolio (for exhibition or presentation). The new approach to thinking is defined by the response to Place: how different cultures perceive visual themes, particularly colour. My interest is broad and includes ecological, geopolitical and cultural indicators of Place.