INFERNO: James Jirat Patradoon's Solo @ Superchief Gallery, Los Angeles
This month, Superchief Gallery Los Angeles welcomes Thailand-born, Australian artist James Jirat Patradoon for his latest solo show. INFERNO, where the artist creates an immersive pop-horror space with a mural spanning across the entire gallery, punctuated by several new works presented as well.
"The product of a year spent living in Bangkok; immersed in the punk, club and drag scene, the ‘euphoric pop horror’ paintings draw imagery from my familiar demonic visual universe and combine them with a fascination with the performative bodies of bodybuilders, wrestlers, dancers, and strippers, conjuring a hallucinatory vision of camp terror."
Informed by a wealth of cultural references, from 80s pop aesthetics and 90s fashion to comic books and tattoo design, Patradoon launches ideas in flashes of neon and monochrome. Creating captivating gifs, murals and digital artwork, his arcane obsession with the occult seeps through each point in his pieces, which fuses Japanese anime with pop-horror and searing, luminous colors. Clean and graphic in production, his work explores the depths and fractures and fissures of humanity as he creates his own hyperreal internal paradise.
INFERNO opens at Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles on November 16th, with an opening reception from 7 to 11 pm.