BANGKOK — Enter a room filled with a dozen eyes following you around while the grim still paintings on the wall secretly scream without anyone knowing – the secrets will be revealed with the magic touch of a mobile phone app.
With a background in art direction and advertisement production for more than a decade, Pong Thangthong has launched his first exhibition by combining his talent with augmented reality, or AR, which makes paintings come alive on a phone screen through stop motion technique. Some images scream back at the audience while some just solemnly move here and there to echo hidden messages.
Through drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media, “Rên: Retreat to Nostalgic Dreamland” reflects the artist’s unresolved feelings from memories of the neglected elderly, of funerals and of dreamlands in which he finds comform.
To gain a full scope of the exhibition, it’s advisable to download the application “Pong Thangthong Art” available on Android and iOS.
The exhibition runs through April 28 at 3rd Rock Gallery in Soi Rama IX 41, Suanluang near The Nine Center, Rama IX.