2018 UOB Painting of the Year

Rhythm of Transformation No. 4

2018 Most Promising Artist of the Year
Emerging Artist Category
Thailand

 

Artist: Chaichana Luetrakun
Title: Rhythm of Transformation No. 4
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size (cm): 150 x 180

In Rhythm of Transformation No. 4, the artist looks into the lifespan of an automobile in his depiction of a scrap yard filled with derelict metal. New vehicles that start out shiny and fresh get worn down and battered over time, ending up in the same crowded space with used cars of similar fate.

Here, the landscape of junk cars represents the change of humans through time. In the artist’s eyes, he views society as consisting of people with different backgrounds, experiences and memories. He reinterprets the human form through the asymmetrical arrangement of cars to symbolise how humans grow up and become different elements driving a society.

Artist’s Bio

Chaichana Luetrakun

Chaichana Luetrakun

Mr Luetrakun is from Northeast Thailand. He has participated in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, USA in 2018 and is currently studying Fine Arts at the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand.