Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall
31 May 2015
JIRAPAT TATSANASOMBOON (Thai, B. 1971)
Take Me, Please!
signed and dated 'Jirapat Tatsanasomboon 2012' (lower left)
acrylic on canvas
129 x 129 cm. (50 3/4 x 50 3/4 in.)
Painted in 2012
Private Collection, Asia
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Kurt Beers, 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson, UK, 2014 (illustrated, p. 245).
Jirapat Tatsanasomboon is one of Thailand's most promising young contemporary artists. He was recently chosen by a panel of international curators in a contest held internationally to be featured in the recently published book by Thames & Hudson the 100 Painters of Tomorrow , and is the only Thai artist included. The painting features Nonthok who is a rather unfortunate and poor character from the Thai Ramakien (Ramayana) epic. He then wraps himself in a golden ribbon to improve his attractiveness and says: Take Me, Please as a satirical and tongue-in-cheek reference to the commodification in society now.
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