Stainless steel, marble, stand stone & slate stone
Dimensions: 25cm (H) x 43cm (W) x 23cm (D) / 9.8" (H) x 16.9" (W) x 9.1" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Komkrit exquisitely crafted Golden Heads probably started this new series of artworks. The golden ominous orb head resembles a broken relic; at the same time, the surface seems to be treated with a glossy medium to look contemporary and relevance of today. The crudeness of the form and the textured surfaces suggests a harsh narrative behind the object; in fact, it echoes the many conflicts between the civilian government, the military and the disposed monarchy. The Thailand currency banknotes saga (in the 1940s the huge controversy when the civilian government replaces the King's portrait with an image of the throne). The power struggles between the aristocrats and the new “common” elites. The painted numbers and the staring eye on the head reinforces a feeling of ominous presence and a demand for attention, the lost years and looks like a blind orb from an indifferent world.
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Born in 1985 in Suphanburi, Thailand, Komkrit graduated Master of Art from Silpakorn University, in Sculpture and Graphic Art. . Komkrit has since participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Thailand and also recently in Japan.
Komkrit clever and witty used of everyday objects, combined with his exceptional sculpturing skill to create works of art that questions and challenges the audience’s view, experience and memories on the value and the significance from the historical cultures and beliefs to historical buildings and objects. This exhibition serves as an informative tool and historical record on a myriad of events and important local wisdom seen in different era, to modern time.
This series of artworks present mainly Buddha and other deity images; how the image changes according to the conditions of the era and various factors that affecting it. This series of artworks also present history of the images, overlapping with faith, colonization of historical objects, problem with trading of historical objects and the contemporary views of historical objects.
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