FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Créature Extraordinaire, new works by Myrtille Tibayrenc
Exhibition PULSE Gallery Phloenchit
13 March through 30 April, 2023
Exhibition Opening Party X K!NKYBKK “Naked”
11 March at PULSE CBD
Bangkok, 2 March 2023 – Créature Extraordinaire, an ensemble of oils on wood by Chiang Mai-based artist Myrtille Tibayrenc, will be on view PULSE Gallery Ploenchit from 13 March through 30 April. The works depict the inner world of her models. Something beyond their physique – an attitude, a glimpse perhaps at their spiritual dimension. Above all, their uniqueness.
Myrtille, who was featured in the recent Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB), says, “I especially enjoy painting youth, their trends of body jewelry, tattoos and sometimes gender transitions, or just asserted sexual orientations. But it can be simple body parts which resonate with eroticism or mysticism – two sides of the same medal. I always had a concern for gender issues, so several models incarnate this “In between” which I find fascinating. My view on these models is not at all judgmental, it is a simple observation of humans around me. Most models are my friends, often creative people, artists, fashion designers, photographers.”
Dr Deyn, exhibition curator and the Founder and CEO of PULSE Social Enterprise, further elaborated, “Créature Extraordinaire continues our promotion of open discussions to be had with your partner, lover or anonymous playmates and new friends. To keep our minds open and unlock our biases. We can develop a strong connection with intimacy that will lead us to self and social acceptance, and true personal improvement.”
These new works by Myrtille were painted on recycled wood planks, various essences of ancient wood from northern Thailand; teak, mango, and padauk. “I use the bases of ancient natural gesso technique to prepare the wood and try to preserve as much of the vein patterns. The oil work is then very light in order to keep the wood grain visible. It becomes the skin of my models, giving them an organic feel” Myrtille explains.
You’re invited to the Exhibition Opening Party 11th March, to meet with Myrtille from 5pm to 9pm, at PULSE Gallery Ploenchit, followed by K!NKYBKK “NAKED” party at PULSE CBD from 9pm featuring voguing, drag queens, gogo boys, a performance from Madame Rouge girls and lucky draw prizes. Get your online tickets HERE https://www.ticketmelon.com/pulseparty/kinkynaked
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