NO 1: "RELATIONSHIP OF LIFE", 1994, ETCHING, AQUATINT, 50 X 51 CM.
NO.2: "STUPA 1995", 1995, ETCHING, AQUATINT, 61 X 51 CM.
NO.3: "CONDITIONSOFLIVINGNO.1-4",ETCHINC,AQUATINT, 62 X 204CM.
In creating the printworks "Stupa 1995" and "Conditions of Living", I was inspired by the various sculptures supporting the old-time Thai architecture as against the present-day situation. These sculptures reflected the imaginations of the artists in incorporating their old-day popular philosophic beliefs.
Turning to the current social environment we live in, one could easily notice the tremendous and swift changes from the old days in the architecture of the buildings everywhere and the hustle and bustle at the ever-present congested construction sites. All these arise from the present-day materialistic belief or philosophy.
Hence the creation of my printworks to illustrate the current conditions of human living under the absolute materialistic beliefs and the problems thereof.
NO. 4: THE LIMITATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF LIVING NO. 1- 6, 1997, ETCHING, SILK-SCREEN,78.5 X 228 CM.
Observing human behavior, I find that the social environment consists of the order, traditions, culture and rules that we practice together in society. These provide major frameworks within which we live. These constraints push individuals to cooperate and submit. They are the cause of the different Iimitations and conditions of our lives.
No one can thrive in an isolated state of separation from the affairs of society. Therefore, my creative presentation in the printworks reflects the movement of lives full of various social rules and conditions, lives of acceptance and submission. Such lives are happy and unhappy at the same time. So I have created cage-like architectural structures which also serve as homes and residences.
NO.5: FORM OF EMPTINESS, 1998, HEAT-FORMED CELLULOID FILM, DIMENSIONS VARIABLE
My artistic installation piece titled "Form of Emptiness" carries a feeling of emptiness and desolation after an abundance of used empty containers for daily necessities of food and usage items being discarded after use, are collected and lined up for thought.
These containers, earlier used to hold up their contents, were vibrant with life and usefulness; but now lay discarded, lifeless and empty after their- contents being used up. I have neatly arranged hanging them on the walls in my reverie of rekindling them back to life and usefulness.
In my reverie, the line dividing the once real vibrant containerized necessity items and what have become now morely lifeless empty used containers- a transformation of life to emptiness-is a flimsy one and reflects the situation of human lives. One must be constantly
conscious of such a transformation process so as to avoid being caught unawares by the ongoing materialism. And hopefully, one will perceive the true meaning ot life in the process.
NO.6: READY-MADE HUMAN PRODUCTS ( MALE AND FEMALE), 1998, SILK SCREEN, EMBOSSED PLASTIC, CHROMIUM TROLLEY, 170 X 145 X 75 CM.
NO.7: READY-MADE HUMAN PRODUCTS (WITH CHROMIUM TROLLEY), 1998, SILK-SCREEN, EMBOSSED PLASTIC,CHROMIUM TROLLEY, 210 X 140 X 130 CM.
NO.8: READY-MADE HUMAN PRODUCTS (WITH CHROMIUM KIOSK), 1999, SILK-SCREEN, EMBOSSED PLASTIC,CHROMIUM KIOSK, 185 X 265 X 195 CM.
In producing my artistic installation piece titled "Ready-Human Products", I was inspired and motivated by the tremendous technological and industrial advances and changes evident all over our society that created a set of new values in the pattern of thoughts/personalities/lifestyles of the majority of people - a worship of material possessions/services or materialism.
This upsurge materialism was in large part created by the pervasive make-believe advertisements in our society that stirred up new interests in the masses towards images or symbols of different levels of material tastes and success characterized by new exciting, showy material possessions/services and the resultant potential pitfalls and deception that could destroy the sanctity and meaning of life in the end.
Based on the above considerations, my work is meant to remind our society of the potential pitfalls and wicked exploitation or manipulation in the name of industrial and commercial progress which is often willing to sacrifice, so to speak, any parts of human body and mind to realize its objectives. My work carries three-dimensions printmaking productions comprising the images of various human organs such as eyes, noses, mouths, brains etc. arranged on a convenient sales trolley and kiosk in our commercializes society.
No. 7 Ready-Made Human Products (with chromium trolley), 1998
Silk-screen, embossed plastic and chromium trolley
210 x 140 x 130 cm.