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BANGKOK

Gallery Ver

Thakon Khao Sa-Ad

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Thakon Khao sa-ad, Realistic Girl, 2006, Oil on canvas, 40.5 x 43cm.

Courtesy Gallery Ver, Bangkok.

The perpetual-motion media-induced collision of the everyday and the extraordinary is the unifying premise behind Thakon Khao sa-ad's recent series of paintings, five of which were shown recently at Bangkok's newly-established Gallery Ver (SEE AAP 41). Thakon's realist work recalls the photo-derived painting of Gerhard Richter, who decades ago suggested that the close, even symbiotic co-existence of disturbing and mundane imagery - the two meeting in consciousness where mind-numbing…
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