Bangkok / Nova Contemporary
Latthapon Korkiatarkul (b. 1988, Thailand) is a young Thai artist whom many have considered a kind of a maverick since he burst onto the scene in 2010. His process-based works, riddled with serious, deadpan humor, succeed in projecting a healthy skepticism for the formulaic definitions and trite readings applied to art. By transforming familiar objects into eerily surreal entities—laboriously polishing an egg until it shines like marble or scrubbing banknotes until they lose all individual markings—he has not only changed their appearances but also eradicated their connotations. He has put easy-to-overlook supporting elements such as walls and pedestals center stage, elevating them as artworks and thereby eliminating the apparent necessity and sanctity of art objects themselves. As a conceptual artist, Korkiatarkul is interested in exploring what makes an object art. He uses ever changing techniques to change the appearance of objects and tries to deconstruct the fine line that distinguishes everyday objects from art works.
Lattahpon Korkiatarkul obtained a B.F.A from the School of Fine and Applied Art at Bangkok University, Pathumthani, Thailand. His work has been exhibited at the Centre of Academic Resources Chulalongkorn University, Whitespace Gallery, YenakArt Gallery as well as at Bangkok University Gallery and at Silapakorn University.
Lattahpon Korkiatarkul will be presenting his works at Nova Contemporary.