Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition “ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL” featuring works by Jonathan Thomson who is an artist, art historian, critic and curator. He is also an art consultant to Louis Vuitton Asia Pacific and curator of the Espace Louis Vuitton galleries in Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei and Singapore. Jonathan is a widely published writer and Regional Correspondent for Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. In 2011 his work “A Walk in the Clouds” was a prize winner at the Kobe Biennale. “All Things Bright and Beautiful” is his fourth solo exhibition.
Jonathan Thomson’s artworks are made by hand-embroidering electroluminescent wire onto aluminium panels in order to make images that glow with light when charged with electricity. The glowing effect is similar to neon light, but as it takes place along the whole length of thin wires just over two millimetres in diameter, Thomson can create seamless, highly intricate works that are impossible to realize in traditional neon.
Thomson’s motifs reflect his interest in elusive forms, transience, ephemera and fragility as fundamental components of beauty and as representative of the joys and sorrows of life and love. Beauty is relative to different times and different cultures and all too often the delight it gives us is tempered by the fact that it too, like laughter and music, the perfume of flowers and the bloom of youth, will fade. All things must pass, but in our hearts and minds, that which we find beautiful is a possession for all eternity.
Art Exhibition: “All Things Bright and Beautiful”
Artists: Jonathan Thompson
Dates: June 2 – 30, 2012
Open:Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 19:00, Vernissage: Saturday June 2 at 11 a.m.
The Silom Galleria Building, 3rd Fl.
Suite 308, 919/1 Silom Rd.
Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel. (66 2) 266 5454
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