21.12.2016 - 19.02.2017
Alive invites audiences into the world of Alex Face, wherein his iconic disillusioned three-eyed character, is lost in a water lily pond and has sunken into its still water. Alex Face views this surrounding as a state of being, one that is assumed by many living under Thailand’s current political situation. He says “After all these years, we are now in a state of stillness, it looks peaceful, nothing’s moving but we aren’t going anywhere either… Everything looks beautiful, with a bunch of beautiful water lilies, stagnant, and we are sinking in that environment”. Combining Claude Monet’s impressionist lily pond landscapes paintings that he has always loved with the character vital to his growth as graffiti artist.
b.1981, Chachoengsao, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand
Earned his name as Thai graffiti artist, Alex Face maneuvers in the public space to provoke thoughts from city dwellers. His street art has grown boundless in public areas of Thailand as much as in other cities overseas, for example, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Jakarta, Oslo, Amsterdam. His significant fame came in 2009 when he has become a father of a daughter, concerned about the becoming world in which she will live. Alex introduced a three-eyed child dressed a ragged rabbit suit, inspired by his newborn daughter, Mardi, who has sometimes her eyes closed, and gives passerbys a sense of weary vulnerability and wry look.