Futuristic T-Rex art from Hajime Sorayma and Azuma Mokoto
Enhancing Bangkok’s reputation as a global city of the arts, Central Embassy has rolled out its third art exhibition this year. SORAYAMA Space Park by AMKK was designed to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the downtown luxury outlet, and highlights international artists with a blend of outer space and nature themes. It opened Oct 16 and runs through Nov 17.
The centerpiece is a life-sized Tyrannosaurus sculpture oozing futuristic vibes. It was designed by the famous Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama, with help from Azuma Mokoto. Together the duo created the life-size dinosaur from brilliant aluminum, and set it on a model moon surface; merging the ancient, the futuristic and outer space, in one dimension.
Sorayama also designed five smaller T-Rexs that were placed at the ground floor. The smaller installations will include terrain such as jungle, desert, glaciers, floral displays and moss, and even lake settings.
Art fans and fashion lovers may already know Sorayama, who is famous for realistic expression through highly-stylized airbrush techniques. His most popular piece is the Sexy Robot—a giant hyper-realistic female robot that took center stage at Dior’s Pre-Fall 2019 event in Tokyo, earning him worldwide recognition. His art pieces have been showcased the world over from New York and Miami to Tokyo and Amsterdam.
Makoto, meanwhile, is the director of AMKK—a conceptual florist duo, who once had ambitions of being rock stars, that has been recognized internationally for outstanding creations. He specializes in converting flowers and plants to artistic creations that blend mysterious and modern concepts together. He also explores ways to modernize Ikebana, the traditional Japanese-style of flower arrangements. This is the first time he has worked with Sorayama.
Aside from the dino art pieces, visitors will find limited edition paintings, prints, t-shirts, and other artistic work from Sorayama at the SIWALAI store. There is an exclusive AMKK flower shop on site as well, offering the ambiance of AMKK’s Tokyo-based laboratory and showcasing their remarkable flower designs. The shop only sells 10 floral creations per day (available on Fri-Sun only), so make sure to stop by before they’re all gone.
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