I Shoot What I See
Komkrit’s playful ethic is evident in this work, “I Shoot What I See”, the sculpture seems to mimic a creature with eight legs, like a spider, the bunch of eyes juxtaposed on the red mass is head and a blue chromed taper for a gun or a lens. It seems apparent that the artist is trying to create a hybrid of form and narratives; organic versus geometric, grotesque versus cute. Dig deeper, at one hand this sculpture represents the ever-presents of the current military government spying on its people, the eyes in the sky conspiracy theory – to oppress democracy, the freedom of speech and the people. On the other hand, this sculpture represents the resistance of the populace, the age and power of the social media, the change the citizens want in freedom and liberty – a new socio-political fabric.
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.
Steel, Epoxy Putty, Marble, Sand Stone, Slate Stone & Alabaster
70 x 60 x 36 cm