About

KOMKRIT TEPTHIAN

1985, Based in Thailand

Highlighting the value and significance of historical buildings and objects, the Iconography in Contemporary Conditions series serves as an informative tool and historical record of a myriad of events and core local wisdom in each era. The works were inspired by the artist’s field visits at multiple historical sites in Thailand and were moved by the loss and destruction of valuable tokens.

“I assemble plastic toys to replace the missing parts of Buddhist statues. In Thailand, Buddhist statues are beheaded at archaeological sites, temples and other important religious sites. I have also found out that many heads and ancient artifacts made their way to museums and private collections in different countries in Europe and America. The traumatizing issue is that the heads of Buddhist statues are not revered by these collectors.  Rather, they are used to decorate homes, staircases and even hat racks. The use of these building blocks, which are plastic toys invented in Europe, in my work should be able to adequately demonstrate the changed values of Buddhism and lead to a sense of imagination, because the imaginations of our younger generations do not view ancient artifacts as the roots of their wisdom.”

 

Komkrit Tepthian

8 November 1985
Tel. 099-1545314
Komkrit.tap@gmail.com

EDUCATION
2015
Master of Arts / Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts / Silpakorn University
2007
Bachelor of Arts / Department of Fine Arts / King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
2003
Suphanburi College of Fine Arts.

AWARD
2008 Young Thai Artist Award 2008 scholarship.
2007-2006 Honors outstanding student academic year 2006-2007.
2004 Thailand architecture 3rd Prize Supanburi College of Fine Arts. Composition Art 3rd Prize Supanburi College of Fine Arts.

EXHIBITION

2018
-Art Central Hong Kong 2018
-Art Stage Singapore 2018
-Singapore Art Week 2018

2017
-Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2017
-AGAS ‘Fiction of Precision’ Exhibition, Art Galleries Association Singapore,curated by Euginia Tan. at Millenia Walk. Singapore
-Solo Exhibition Iconography in Contemporary condition, Art Season gallery, Singapore
-100 Buddha statues & Icon exhibition, RCB Galleria, 2nd Floor, River city, Bangkok, Thailand
-Arts Exhibition by Members of Faculty of Fine Arts Bunditpattanasilpa Institute, Ratchadamnoen contemporary art center, Bangkok, Thailand
-Early years project/ Hotel art Fair 2017 At Room No.506, 5th Floor, Volve Hotel, Sukhumvit 53, Bangkok, Thailand
-Early years project 2017 Bangkok art and culture centre, Bangkok, Thailand

2016
-Kenpoku 2016 Art Festival, Daigo town, Ibaraki prefecture. Tokyo University of the Arts. Japan
-Diversity Voice exhibition, Tadu Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangkok / Thailand

2013
-The 1st International Art Workshop Exhibition at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand.
-Bronze Sculpture Exhibition at PSG Art Gallery,The Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Art, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2012
-Time in art Contemporary Art Exhibition at The Art Centre Silpakorn University,Wang Tha Pha, Bangkok

2011
-Sand Stone Sculpture Exhibition at H.R.H. Princess Sirindhorn Gallery,H.R.H.Sirindhorn Visual Arts Center Sanamchandra Campus,Nakornprathom.

2008
-Art Thesis Exhibition King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang,Bangkok : at Centralworld , Bangkok
-Mini sculpture at Khon Kaen University

2007
-The 2nd Mini sculpture Exhibition at Siam center, Bangkok
-The 24th Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Young Artists at National Gallery of Thailand, Bangkok

2006
-New miniๆๆ arท Exhibition at Hof Art Gallery, Bangkok

2005
-The 1st Mini sculpture Exhibition at Erawan Tower, Bangkok

2004
-Supanburi College of Fine Arts Student Exhibition.

WORKSHOP AND SYMPOSIUM
2015
-Sand Art Festival at Vientian, Laos

2013
-Granite Stone Sculpture Workshop And Exhibition by Chiang Mai University at Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
-The 1st International Art Workshop at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand

2012
-Erciyes International Snow Sculpture Symposium 2012, Kayseri, Turkey

2007
-Universiade Sculpture, Bangkok

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