Sopheap Pich – New Grids


Wed 28 August - Thu 31 October 2019

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Established in 2002, H Gallery is well respected and considered to be one of Bangkok’s leading galleries in contemporary art.

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Cambodian-born Sopheap Pich has established a remarkable international career since first showing in Bangkok in 2007, and this new series of grids introduces a maturity in the artist’s practice, an achievement of profound affects and resonances from material substances.

Found materials, painted and stitched surfaces and organic forms have previously shaped poignant sensibilities and hinted at dark histories. Pich’s practice has developed through an engagement with gridded structures within a layered relationship to art historical formalism and the symbolism of regimentation, concealment and instability. Now Pich heightens a more abstracted quality which is rooted in an all-encompassing view of our environment; from the rudimentary aspects of the built environment, such as the humble brick, to suggestions of growth and both the haptic and visceral experience of the natural world.

Sopheap Pich is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He studied in the US, achieving a MFA from The School of the Art Institution of Chicago in 1999. His works are included in the collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; M+, Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong; Singapore Art Museum; Queensland Art Gallery; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle. Pich is regularly reviewed and profiled in major publications and has been the subject of a number of academic theses.

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