06.05 - 25.06.2017
LR is an immersive solo exhibition by Bangkok-based manga artist Wisut Ponnimit. Ponnimit’s newest drawings and short animations are presented as an interactive experience, where visitors get to choose the actions of Ponnimit’s animated characters and see their choices come to life. LR quietly simulates living situations and opens up the chance for viewers to contemplate the consequences of actions and decisions made in every moment of their own lives. The artist adds “Everyone has the right to choose, some more, some less, but that’s another story. My point is when we have the right to choose, we shouldn’t take it for granted. This show is a gentle life reproduction. As life moves at such a fast pace.”
Wisut Ponnimit (b.1976, Bangkok) debut as cartoonist in 2003, and has since actively produced works in various genres such as illustrations and animation. He is a self-taught animator, director and music composer, and has become one of the key foreign artists in Japan’s manga scene. LR is his second show at BANGKOK CITY CITY GALLERY, the first being MELO HOUSE in 2015.