KORAKRIT’S FUNNY NAMES 3
By Elizabeth Patterson

At only 26, Thai born Korakrit Arunanondchai has already achieved monumental success. After dreams of being a rockstar never took off, Arunanondchai turned his focus to art, attending the Rhode Island School of Design. He quickly developed a style, and since his first works, he has nowhere to go but up. He has a solo exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris from June 24th. Arunanondchai is known for both his paintings and his performance based pieces, both of which featured in his MoMA PS1 exhibit from last year.

Arunanondchai has particularly devoted his time to a three-part piece called” Death, Purgatory and Rebirth”. Originally conceived as the thesis for his graduation, he has previously stated that each piece takes a year to carry out, as he does it in his real day-to-day life. He is currently completing the third part, and has mentioned that it will be a film based piece.

His exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo, Painting with History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names 3 is the conclusion of a two part piece called “The Body” and “The Spirit”, which are a painting and a video, respectively. The creation of these pieces have taken place over the past four years. An integral part of the exhibit which will be on display is “Painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names”, which is an image of men, including Arunanondchai, wearing jeans and posed in various positions.

Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3 will be on display from June 24 to September 13, 2015 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

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