06.05 - 25.06.2017
LR debuts Wisut Ponnimit’s newest drawings and short animations, presenting them in an interactive experience, where visitors get to choose the actions of Ponnimit’s various animated characters and see their choices come to life. For Ponnimit, “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 quietly simulates living situations and opens up the chance for viewers to contemplate the consequences of the actions and decisions made in every moment of their own lives. LR is Ponnimit’s second exhibition at BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY.
b.1976, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives in Bangkok. Works in Bangkok and Tokyo, Japan
Since his debut as cartoonist in 2003, Wisut Ponnimit has actively produced works in various genres: illustrations, animation, music composition. In Yokohama Triennale 2005, he caught the attention of Japanese manga publishers and signed contracts with Shinchosha and Shogakukan, from that discovery, he has become one of the key foreign artists in Japan’s manga scene. His knowledge and practice in Eastern philosophy and his straightforward storytelling technique have informed his artistic works. Subtle expression of Ponnimit’s works have succeeded to communicate widely to a diverse group of people, some cartoon characters have earned significant popularity.