For solo exhibition, emerging artist Kittisak Thapkoa’s series of delicate yet disturbing graphic drawings on canvas are a prophetic personal allegory to human sin, with the moral and spiritual fallout of such conduct.
Using pencil, charcoal and coloured powder, he imaginatively manifests a society incapable of escaping past evils with a sermonizing hope that his horrific imagery will help break the destructive cycle.
Evoking symbolic underworld murals and carvings featured in the architecture of Buddhist temples, as well as depictions of hell and damnation that run through the canon of Christian art, Kittisak’s intricately drawn hellish visions display ethical characteristics.
Kittisak Thapkoa (b. 1989) holds a BA in Fine Artfrom Silpakorn University. He has participated in group exhibitions in Thailand and the U.S.A. and has been received several awards in domestic art competitions, including Toshiba’s “Bring Good Life” (2005, 2007, 2011), Krung Thai Bank National Art Award (2012), Bua Luang Painting (2012), UOB Art Award (2013), Amata Art Award (2013), and the Young Thai Artists Award (2012, 2014).
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