VIEWING ROOM | Skateboard Series 2021 by Alex Face
BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY presents a new body of works executed on skateboard decks by Alex Face at our VIEWING ROOM. Created while on a trip to Khao Lak, a small surf town in Thailand, the diversity of skin tones observed by the artist on the beaches led him to ruminate on divisions drawn across human societies based on skin color alone.
“We are all equals under these differences" – Alex Face
Through the creation of these works, the artist sought to express his sentiments pertaining to prejudices drawn along racial lines, a topic of global concern that should be paid greater attention. While contemplating the dichotomy of good and evil and its association with black and white respectively, his recognition of a gradient of shades prompts his advocacy for the embrace of diversity.
Regarding every skateboard deck as an individual portrait, the artist has imbued each piece with unique characteristics reflective of different moods people experience. With each distinctive piece coming together harmoniously, the series of work imagines a united human race regardless of race, creed, and color.
This Viewing Room will be released on Saturday September 18, 2021 online and runs until Sunday October 31, 2021.
Notice: BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY and BOOKSHOP LIBRARY will reopen its doors on Saturday September 18, 2021. Our new opening hours are Saturday and Sunday from 13:00–18:00 hrs with limited visitors. Please make an appointment via https://lin.ee/KJpOxE6 in advance and wear your mask at all times.