City life in focus at 'Linetopia'

The complexity of an urban city and social conflicts are portrayed through pop art paintings at "Linetopia", which will take place at Kalwit Studio & Gallery from Friday to June 20.

An acrylic on canvas by Apiwat Banler.

On display will be 16 comic paintings by Apiwat Banler who took an inspiration from the rapidly growing urban society, which is faced with many unresolved problems including traffic conditions, overcrowded communities and other challenges caused by the urban growth.

There comes an "urbanisation", which has a wide range of elements that create many different perspectives. This has resulted in a change in communication, transportation and commerce as well as our livelihood today.

The artist created an imaginary city by fusing the vertical, horizontal, wavy and curved lines that are common in the landscapes of an ideal city. Combined with other elements, it has become defined as "urban", and there are many other perspectives that bring chaos to the city.

Everything contributes to the development of the status of "civilisation". However, this status comes at the price of our physical and mental conditions. Consequently, there is a confusion over our livelihood as to whether it is really suitable for the personal lifestyle that we desire.

The gallery is on Ruamrudee 2, Witthayu Road, and open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the exhibition is currently open only by appointment.

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