E-com inspired art exhibition examines social issues
The rapid growth of e-commerce during the Covid-19 pandemic is reflected through the materials used in "I Am A Good Online Shopper, So I Try To Be A Good Painter 2", which is running at Atta 'N' Atta Art Space, until Jan 9.
On display are more than 20 paintings and installation art by Thai painter Supapong Laodheerasiri who employed corrugated fibreboards from used postal boxes and packages that came with online shopping as major materials for his paintings.
Basic stationery items were also used as part of the artworks, particularly cloth tapes, which have been used for marking points to keep social distancing or physical distancing in many places since the coronavirus outbreak.
All the artistic creations reflect the state of the economy and social situation, posing questions about the value of artwork and its cheap and ordinary materials.
Known as a multidisciplinary artist, Supapong usually uses various mediums to create artwork, which includes painting, mixed media, installation art and text-based art.
Most of his works focus on questions about perceptions, interpretations, definitions, ambiguities of meanings and understanding social issues. His artworks have also been exhibited internationally in the UK, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan.
Supapong is currently a lecturer at the Department of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Art, and Design at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) in Bangkok.
The gallery is located at Warehouse 30 on Charoen Krung 30 and opens daily from 1pm to 7pm.