Until February 19
Since his breakout solo exhibition entitled The Underground Adventure, back in 2012, street artist Alex Face has taken the Bangkok art scene by storm. The painter, whose real name is Patcharapol Tangruen, almost always uses as his central character the iconic three-eyed animal costume wearing baby that can also be seen on many walls in and around this city’s urban landscape. His comical, but thought-provoking character has also adorned urban walls in other major cities, including Jakarta, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Now, four years later, Alex Face is back with his latest show, entitled Alive, which features more than 30 new artworks, including paintings and drawings, as well as large scale sculpture. The exhibition invites everyone into a fantastical world, where the famed “disillusioned child character” is lost in a waterlily pond—a loving nod to the Impressionists. But, like recent events happening in Thai society, even though the surface seems beautiful everything is stagnant and what lies underneath can be more than ominous at times.
Bangkok CityCity Gallery
13/3 Sathorn Soi 1
Viewing hours: Wed-Sun, 2pm-8pm
Tel: 083 087 2725 | bangkokcitycity.com