28 July 2015: Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK - Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum, Victoria Square.

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The first major solo exhibition in Europe by artist Mit Jai Inn (b.1960, Chiang Mai) at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. A leading figure of contemporary art in Thailand, Mit is known for his colourful artworks that merge painting and sculpture. Dreamworld features recent and new works made for Ikon which embody his vision of art “as a utopian dream within everyday life” and collective hopes for a brighter future..“When I paint, it’s not only with my eyes, but with all of my senses: touch, smell, movement. The whole entity.” PERMISSIONS FROM ARTIST GIVEN

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