Living Spectrum: A Photographic Exhibition


Sat 16 February - Sat 9 March 2019

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Part coffee shop, all art, this gallery provides a comfortable environment to take in the art on the walls.

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Living Spectrum is the collective work of Wongkot “Bryce” Watanasoponwong and Noppadol Maitreechit, two Thailand-based award-winning photographers who capture everyday life on the streets.

Update: Exhibit extended until March 9th

Through their respective approaches, Bryce and Noppadol explore worlds most people pass by without noticing; where daily lives and situations open into stories of experience and perspective. The use of colour, particular, is central to both artists as a metaphor for emotions and understanding the human conditions that link us all.

“When I go out on the streets with my camera, my aim is to capture fleeting moments of beauty, quirkiness, mystery and humour. Deep, saturated, vibrant colours, natural light, neon light and interesting patterns and textures are elements of my work. My work in this series focuses on the abstract and that appeals to me. To look at an image and not fully understanding what it is you’re looking at opens the mind to new possibilities and ways of seeing things,” says Bryce.

Noppadol, on the other hand, focuses on more literal portraiture, vignettes that capture the moment. He focuses on his much-loved neighbourhood of Chumphon, Thailand where he shows the daily life of its locals as they straddle the traditions of Thailand with the modernity of the West.

“I hope when people look at my images in this series, it will be like watching a movie showcasing local life seen through the eyes of my lens. They will understand the love I have for my culture with all its vanities and foibles and dignity. My hope is to show a unique play of colour that represents an emotional context for each image…along with affection and humour,” says Noppadol.

Opening: 16 February 2019 13:00 – 18:00
Artist Talk: 23 February 2019 13:00 – 16:00
Workshop: 1 and 2 March 2019

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