Further to the success of Richard Skene’s debut exhibition in Bangkok in 2013, entitled “The Road of Excess Leads to the Palace of Wisdom”, the Woof Pack is proud to present Richard’s follow-up exhibition from 26 April to 5 May 2019 at 1/3-9 Sala Daeng 1 Alley, Silom, Bangkok 10500.
The exhibition will feature three new collections, “Pretty Ugly”, “Flying Colours” and “Cityscapes”, demonstrating Richard’s versatility in creating multi-media conceptual art, and interest in social and cultural themes.
“Pretty Ugly” provides portraits of society by revealing how something can be pretty on the outside but ugly on the inside. This concept can be translated to eastern philosophy by comparing the “yin” (literally the “shady place”) with the “yang” (literally the “sunny place”). However, everything and everyone has aspects of yin and yang, in physical or metaphorical terms, for example, shadow cannot exist without light.
“Flying Colours” comprises a collection of prints based on national flags but with a socio-economic or geo-political twist. The stars and stripes of the USA are featured heavily, which demonstrates its position as the world’s dominant superpower, with a wide political diversity and an influential culture – both progressive and regressive.
“Cityscapes” comprises a collection of photographs in a variety of global destinations, including New York, Hong Kong and Rome. Although covering a wide geographic spread, the images have several common features, such as an abstract form with a strong contrast in an urban environment.
About the Artist
Richard was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and lives in Bangkok, Thailand.
For more information, visit woofpackbangkok.com or richardskene.com.