Alex Face emerges from lockdown with a new solo exhibition
Expect large-scale bronze sculptures and impressionist-style oil paintings.
With a bunny-eared young heroine, Alex Face has risen as Thailand’s most-recognized street artists.
After spending lockdown this year at home with his 11-year-old daughter who inspired his iconic character, Patcharapol “Alex Face” Tangruen is bringing Monument of Hope, a collection of new paintings and large sculptures to Sathorn's Bangkok CityCity Gallery.
The 39-year-old muralist spent the lockdown months painting to pass the time. Flowers ordered by his wife brought to his mind the impressionist water lily landscapes of Claude Monet, and from there he began painting luminous flowers bursting from the head of his signature character.
The three-eyed, bunny-eared girl, named Mardi, appears again alongside the paintings seated and standing in two bronze sculptures.
"Monument of Hope" runs now through Dec 27.
Bangkok CityCity Gallery, 13/3 Sathorn Soi 1, 083-087-2725. Open Wed-Sun 1-7pm. MRT Lumphini
This article was originally published on Coconuts Bangkok.