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LOS ANGELES\, CA (April 15th\, 2013) - LA Artcore is pleased to present Suthat Pinruethai's The Last Chapter at its Brewery Anne x exhibition space.

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Suthat Pinruethai has a history of relational a rt\, taking an interest in the representational space of artist and audienc e.   He reshapes the gallery to hold both object and presence\, preferring to create a stream of time than to completely hand off our awareness to the artifice of a finished object.  He often displays personal effects\, somet imes in assemblage\, (an exhibit in 2010 with Rirkrit Tiravanija featured a recreation of his bedroom)\, accompanied by performance.  During that exhi bit his voice increased the personal concentration of the event\, chanting as performance the Buddhist suttas he ordinarily performed each day\, in th e privacy of his home.  Looking at the relationship between viewer\, the ar tist's private and public life\, and the nature of the art space\, his work oscillates between the very real and the very representational\, as he see ks to break down the 'fourth wall' that includes the viewer’s own perceptio ns. 

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There is an overt urge in Pinruethai’s work to demonstrate tha t no element of our life is any less important than another\, uncovering an objectified time\, and more importantly\, trying to illustrate the substan ce and nature of our own attention.  From meditative practice\, a great dea l of discernment is developed that reveals the distinction between an isola ted object we are observing\, and the layers of importance and meaning\, em otion and projection we pour on top of everything we see.  He is very inter ested in stacking relational elements\, demonstrating that nothing\, not ev en the language we use\, stands alone when it comes to human consciousness\ , and revealing how involved we are in the ‘being’ of the everyday objects and ideas that surround us.

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Pinruethai’s work is also informed by a relationship to language… as a northern Thai\, the artist experiences the English language as an exotic collection of objects and ornaments\, every b it as curious and full of discovered associations as his assemblage works.  Ranging from curiosities of the past that are laden with postcolonial mean ing (for their manufacture and culture-specific nostalgia)\, to the simple delight of wordplay that can only be fully appreciated by someone for who E nglish is a third language (his first is Thai\, his second is Pali\, the an cient language of the earliest Theravadan suttas that he recites each day)\ , he has arrived at a wholly organic way of deconstructing language.   In a ddition to his installation\, he will perform a work that involves text pro jected against his body.  This recalls Jeanette Winterson's aesthetic work Written on the Body\, which opens\, "Written on the body is a secret code o nly visible in certain lights: the accumulations of a lifetime gather there . In places the palimpsest is so heavily worked that the letters feel like Braille."  Pinruthai has found himself not in a space of analysis\, but thr ough his travels between cultures and modes of he had found a physical rela tionship to subjects that are most typically taught in a theoretical framew ork.  For this artist\, the curious intersections of time\, object\, langua ge and meaning are sensual and best understood by encountering them within a living (lived) frame.

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