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NATEE UTARIT

A Thai artist whose approach to painting has been one of the most distinctive in the Thai Contemporary art scene, Natee Utarit has been steadfast in his exploration into the ability of painting and its connection to photography and classical art of the Western world. Utarit views the artistic process behind a painting as a ‘formation of image’ as his Chiaroscuro-inspired use of light and shadow is reminiscent of that found in the works of Italian Baroque painters like Caravaggio. His still life paintings often contain certain references to Thailand’s social and political climate as witnessed in his ‘Illustration of the Crisis’ exhibition held at Bangkok University’s Art Gallery in 2013. His latest exhibitions include ‘View from the Tower’ at Richard Koh Project and ‘Optimism is Ridiculous’ at The National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur.