16.12.2015 - 07.02.2016
#NRCSSM is a multi disciplinary show exploring ‘vanity’ in the digital age, it is the first major solo exhibition in Asia from Devon-raised artist Beejoir. Using references delving from Greek mythology, super brands and iconic individuals, Beejoir questions the culture of narcissism and its sycophantic relationship with social media in contemporary times. The heart of the exhibition is a towering golden wall that acts as Narcissus’ Pool, the one which holds the demi-god captive as he is enthralled by his own reflection. In #NRCSSM, the pool reflects the viewers and the art surrounding them, becoming a site for inner and outer contemplation. In the front gallery holds a retrospective of the artist’s iconic seen and unseen works.
Beejoir (b.1979, Devon) whose real name is Chris Bowden, is based in Bangkok, where he works as an artist and curator. He developed his interest in human traits, specifically with greed and self indulgence, while travelling continually throughout Europe, Africa and Asia in the late 90’s and early 00′. This exposed him to a stark contrast between wealth and poverty that was not apparent to the artist himself in the UK.