In the 20th century, everything could be linked together – well as art and commerce, brands are starting to use art to express themselves in new ways to consumers like 4 unique artists that Bangkok Art Auction selected for this show. These 4 artists are on a watch list, who have worked with various brands, whether Thai or international brands such as Gongkan, Suntur, Benzilla, and Yoon Phannapast.
Gongkan – Kantapon Metheekul
Gongkan, one of the emerging artists, has created many works with outstanding styles and context. Gongkan is a Thai artist who has worked with famous brands such as Louis Vuitton to organize the Private Art Showcase of the LV MEN FW22 event held in June last year. Your World, a work from Gongkan featured in this show, is regarded as a very interesting piece. This piece of his work is tempting to teleport into your eyes as if to say I will enter your world. In addition, this work is also the work that was exhibited in Gongkan’s 2nd solo exhibition named Teleport in 2018 as well.
Suntur – Yozanun Wutigonsombutkul
Suntur is famous Thai artist and illustrator. Suntur’s works often depicted a small person in the middle of vast space, yet did not feel lonely, instead felt peace. Therefore, Suntur’s work is on lifestyle products or home decoration brands such as Pastel or SB Design Square. I just want to be happ, I don’t want to be tired anymore in this show still feels as breath-taking and calm as the pastworks.
For the street art enthusiast, Benzilla’s name is well known, so his work is often featured on streetwear brands such as Carnival, Champion, Adidas, and even whisky brands like Johnnie Walker. Benzilla’s work will feature an alien character named LOOOK as the main character. Explore, which uses a die-cut technique with acrylic paint, which makes this piece look like graffiti on the wall, not a canvas and it was exhibited at Benzilla’s first solo exhibition named Midnight Call in 2021.
Yoon – Phannapast Taychamaythakool
The last piece of this show is Yoon Phannapast’s work, another internationally renowned artists. Phannapast plays several roles as creative muse and designer for Thai fashion brands, that Thai girls are very familiar with, such as Brand like Kloset. Yoon’s imagination and talent was discovered as major international debut with Gucci, that Yoon was invited to attend many events. This piece that was selected in this auction is the final act of Gucci debut photo book of Fine Jewelry Collection Le Marché des Merveilles.
Works by Artist and The Brands will be display in The Iconic Treasure at True Icon Hall Convention, 7th floor ICONSIAM. The showcase starts from September 8 – 11, 2022. Thursday the 8 th, open for viewing from 3 PM – 9 PM, and from September 9 th to 11 th open from 11 AM to 9 PM. The auction will be held on September 11 th from 3 PM onwards.
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