Natee Utarit


Optimism Is Ridiculous: The Altarpieces – A Vitalising, Provocative Brew By Natee Utarit

Enter Optimism is Ridiculous: The Altarpieces, a travelling exhibition by Natee Utarit that finds a new home in the intimate space of The Private Museum from 24 January to 11 March 2018. The exhibition features seven pieces from the series, a part of Utarit’s satirical critique of Western modernism. Paying homage to classical religious paintings with elaborate frames and settings, the works are adorned with multiple panels forming diptychs, triptychs, and polyptychs. Each piece is stunningly grand – both in terms of sheer size and context – and invites viewers to decipher the rich, suggestive undertones held in each painting.…