This neon light visual art exhibition by renowned Thai artist Sutee Kunavichayanont takes the theme of an animal lovers club, where 12 different animals, all closely associated with Thai and Asian peoples, are reimagined. His latest exhibition combines the traditional acrylic painting with neon light, along with old wooden round plates employed as the canvas. The exhibition mixes traditional painting techniques with new media within the undertone of a club based on the 12 Chinese signs of the zodiac. This is an exploration of juxtaposition offering the audience a novel experience of visual art.
Sutee’s works have been displayed both locally and internationally. His artwork mainly deals with society, politics, history, and general Thai-ness. His interactive installations often combine form and concept to engage the public. His inflatable latex The White Elephant, from 1999, was his reaction to the Asian financial crisis. Viewers were invited to inflate the elephant (the strength required hinting at the economic difficulties ahead). Another installation, called History Class, asked audiences to produce their own history textbooks by rubbing the wood carving desktops of the old-fashioned children’s school desks.
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