For his new installation, Suicide Mind, Pornprasert Yamazaki has painted in his own blood on paper and ceramics. His works on paper, large reproductions of Thai and American banknotes, are hung on the walls, while on the floor are ceramic tiles painted with flower patterns. In the centre stands a vase of dead roses on a stone plinth. (The decaying flowers recall last year's Perishable Beauty exhibition and Otto Berchem's Deadheading from The Suspended Moment.)
Like Pornprasert, Kosit Juntaratip is another Thai artist who uses blood in his work. Blood has also featured in two recent Bangkok exhibitions: Kristian von Hornsleth's Deep Storage Art Project, and Chen Lingyang's Twelve Flower Months (from Women In A Society Of Double-Sexuality).
Suicide Mind opened at Whitespace Gallery in Bangkok on 23rd October, and will close on 6th December. The exhibition also includes a video showing Pornprasert extracting and painting with blood.