The pond of Lumpini Park, Kok
Medium: Chinese ink on drawing paper
Size: 75x63cm (with frame)
Similarly to “On the pond” in the same series, this piece is a furtive moment frozen in time and space.
KOK, who uses his own photo as a base of all his paintings, captures that moment at Lumpini Park, when the model was taking an innocent walk around the lake surrounded by the vegetation. However, you notice Bangkok’s famous skyscrapers reflecting in the background, the “new temples of society” as the artist states.
ស្រដៀងគ្នានៃគំនូរ“នៅលើស្រះទឹក” ដែលនៅក្នុងវគ្គដូចគ្នា, បំណែកនេះគឺជាការលាក់លៀមមួយដែលបានកកនៅក្នុងពេលវេលានិងលំហ។
KOK បានប្រើរូបថតផ្ទាល់ ខ្លួនរបស់គាត់ ជាមូលដ្ឋានគ្រឹះនៃផ្ទាំងគំនូរទាំងអស់របស់គាត់, ដែលចាប់យកទិដ្ធភាពនៅឧទ្យានលុមពីនី, ខណៈពេលដែលម៉ូឌែលបានកំពុងតែដើរជំវិញមាត់បឹងដែលពោលពេញទៅដោយរុក្ខជាតិបន្លែបៃតង។ ទោះយ៉ាងណាក៏ដោយ អ្នកក៏អាចកត់សម្គាល់បានថាអគារខ្ពស់ ៗ នៅទីក្រុងបាងកកគឺឆ្លុះបញ្ចាំងពីផ្ទៃខាងក្រោយដែលជា“ ផ្នែកថ្មីមួយនៃសង្គម” ដូចដែលវិចិត្រករបានលើកឡើង។
ម៉ូឌែល : Xcelle
About the Artist:
Coming from the 80s and 90s punk rock scene, KOK is a musician and cartoonist trained at the Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux and Les Arts Appliqués de la Gironde.
The all-digital nature of comics no longer allowed him to sell originals, so KOK returned to painting in 2006 and started with a “comic-style”, followed by a conceptual and modern approach to portraiture influenced by female issues and women’s rights.
He has exhibited in France and internationally, most recently at the Institut Francais of Bangkok, Thailand.