Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bangkok Eyes on NAVIGATING THE BANGKOK NOIR

ANNOUNCEMENT

BOOK LAUNCH
&
ART EXHIBITION

All Welcome

Friday, 7 p.m, 1 April, 2011 :
Book Launch : NAVIGATING THE BANGKOK NOIR by Chris Coles

1 April - 30 April 2011 :
Art Exhibition: Chris Coles' PAINTINGS ON EXHIBIT

Location:
Koi Gallery, 43/12 Soi 31, Sukhumvit Road,
Bangkok, THAILAND

"Noir" is a word that is quietly growing - nay, pushing it's way up into the English language like one of those giant luminous mushrooms in Alice In Wonderland. So then, what exactly is "Noir"? We are aware that it is derived from the French word for 'black', but then what? "Noir", while not surreal like Alice In Wonderland, does have an element of other-real - a distinctly darker real. Noir is one of those words that each of us feels he knows, if only on a visceral level - but no one can really get down to brass tacks and nail it down. Those that do try to define it either use too many words, or come back tomorrow and say, "What I meant by that was....".

On the other hand, '
Noir' can, and has been represented through the arts, and entirely without words. (Even Charles Lutwidge Dodgson knew that in the altered, somewhat darker reality of Alice In Wonderland, Alice herself, the mushrooms and the Cheshire Cat, et al, would have to be illustrated....)

Enter artist
Chris Coles and his unique and sometimes outrageous portrayals of Bangkok's nightlife. The night-scene and it's variegated nightcrawlers have been captured freeze-frame in Chris Coles' imagination. - And then reflected back in black-light and neon in this kaleidoscopic series of paintings. Mr Coles', seemingly without effort, is the very first to have captured on canvas that elusive, nearly ineffable "Bangkok Noir" - he is a Bangkok original; to miss this exhibition would be to your own regret....

(All original works on display 1 April to 30 April.)


AVAILABLE NOW ON LINE

Copies of NAVIGATING THE BANGKOK NOIR by Chris Coles
can now be ordered on the Internet at the following sites:



1.) Marshal Cavendish :
http://www.marshallcavendish.com/marshallcavendish/genref/ShoppingCart.aspx?addToCart=24232

2.) At Noqstore in Asia & Singapore :
http://goo.gl/11BDS

3.) Through Amazon in the UK, Europe & the U.S. :
http://goo.gl/lAhKc


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