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United States

Udomsak Krisanamis

Kazuko Nakane

UDOMSAK KRISANAMIS, Servants (Spit), 1994, collage and enamel on poly-cotton blend, 183 x 122 cm. Private collection.

At first, the eight paintings by Udomsak Krisanamis on the three walls of the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, seemed to fall short of the usual expectations for contemporary art. The hundreds of dots on monochromatic colour fields are unpretentious, almost too blunt to challenge. It took a while to respond to the subtle surfaces, and it was a strange surprise at the end to arrive at a completely…

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