Golden Head (Red)
Komkrit exquisitely crafted Golden Head 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; from the Thailand currency banknotes saga to the power struggles between the aristocrats and the new “common” elites and so on. The red-painted numbers, 193 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.
Komkrit Tepthian (born 1985, Suphanburi) lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Received his BA in Department of Fine Arts at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (2007) and MA in Sculpture (2015) at Silpakorn University. He has participated in many international exhibitions and conferences; as Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 (Thailand), ASIA NOW, Paris Asian Art Fair 2018 (France), Art Central Hong Kong 2018, etc. He is also a special lecturer at Department of Fine Arts, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.
Stainless Steel, Marble, Sand Stone & Slate Stone
43 x 23 x 25 cm