2019 UOB Painting of the Year

Wastescape

2019 UOB Painting of the Year
Established Artist Category
Thailand

 

Artist: Chaichana Luetrakun
Title: Wastescape
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size (cm): 180 x 180

Wastescape depicts the negative impact of electronics waste (e-waste) created by humans on the environment. It is a prophecy of the day when a multitude of man-made objects sent into Earth orbits became “space garbage”, they blanket the Earth’s atmosphere, cutting those living on this planet from everything else in the universe.

Scrap metal is the result of technological innovation which is difficult to eradicate. It is also a metaphor of how human exploit the Earth’s resources and left the waste piling up as garbage since the early days of civilisation. The artist would like to raise the awareness of the pollution problems of e-waste in several dimensions.

Artist’s Bio

Chaichana Luetrakun

Chaichana Luetrakun

Mr Luetrakun was the Most Promising Artist of the Year, Emerging Artist Category of 2018 UOB Painting of the Year (Thailand). He has won many art prizes in Thailand, including the 9th Young Artists Talent awarded by the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, Thailand. In 2018, he attended a student exchange programme in Los Angeles, USA.