Yavuz Fine Art is pleased to present Pointless, Warawut Tourawong’s first international solo exhibition, which premieres new paintings by the emerging Thai born artist.
Interested in the complexities and histories related to how we read a painting, Tourawong obscures perceptions and veils meaning by transforming the symbols of every day life into the subject of his surreal and dark visual world. The mixture of radical and conservative forces in his art is confusing. The depicted images seem to not respond to any social norm, and everything in the imagery seems bizarre. Instead of the usual methods of letting a painting reveal the narrative that runs in his mind, Tourawong creates paintings that reveal little or less, pinpointing at the very essence of frustration, fervour, and inadequacy.
Warawut Tourawong (b. 1984) lives and works in Bangkok. He has received numerous awards, including the Silver medal at the 24th and 25th Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Young Artists in Thailand, the 3rd prize at the 9th and 10th PANASONIC Contemporary Painting Competition, and the 2nd Prize Krung Thai Bank Award from the 56th National Art Exhibition.