Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
Installation shots of James Prapaithong's exhibition Light Rooms at Workplace | London
James Prapaithong

Light Years

Venue
WORKPLACE
Venue
50 Mortimer Street

London,

UK

Date
8 June – 7 July 2023

Workplace is delighted to present Light Years, a solo exhibition of new works by James Prapaithong. The exhibition explores Prapaithong’s investigation into light and time, and the potential of the artwork to invoke and activate latent emotion and memory.

Through a technique of painstakingly working small quantities of pigment deeply into the weave of raw canvas Prapaithong gradually builds hazy, deeply saturated, high contrast paintings that monumentalise fleeting moments captured by the artist on short informal videos. Always shot outside, or through a window looking out, Prapaithong’s scenes are stripped of specificity, temporality and figuration. Light is the subject and protagonist in Prapaithong’s work, its reflected dance on water seen through the branches of a tree, or its intense solar glare bending light around a silhouetted tree trunk is at once mundane and magical. In his classic novel In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust describes the experience of recall, triggered by the taste of the crumbs of a Madeleine cake in a cup of tea:


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