The art of Bundit Puangthong typifies a phenomenon of our times. This art emerges from ‘in-between’ cultures, and dramatizes the burgeoning sense of possibilities developing in our increasingly interconnected world.
Before coming to Australia, Bundit initially completed formal training in traditional Thai art, and later studied contemporary Western methods under the guidance of renowned Thai artist Montien Boonma.
Employing a wide range of media, and guided by an acute awareness of social phenomena, Bundit utilizes the pictorial space as a site of negotiation between inherited and adopted motifs. Via this jumble of words, themes and associations – Buddhist, Thai, American Pop and an ever-increasing array of Australian idiosyncrasies – he encourages us to discover and enjoy the multiplicity of meanings and commonalities that weave together to create our cultural fabric.
Opening Night, Thursday 15 July 2010 6-8pm