BANGKOK — An armless man wearing a free hugs t-shirt, a person taking a selfie before the backdrop of a flaming plane crash or cupid striking a deer with a love arrow only to make a succulent meal out of it, are all part of cartoonist Joan Cornella’s macabre view of the world.
Portraying the more cynical and hypocritical aspects of modern society through the black humor of his ever-grimacing characters, Cornella will put his artwork on display at his Bangkok Solo Exhibition in March for the first time in Thailand.
In a presentation of his classic series-of-six comic strips, the Catalan cartoonist will present a display of thought-provoking scenarios embedded with striking social messages. Using his contrasting pop-art style of vivid primary colors to express dark and twisted situations, the Barcelonian will set out to showcase his work among the Bangkok faithful.
Be warned that the exhibition is neither for the overly sensitive nor for the faint hearted – or the easily offended – and that children under 16 will have to be accompanied by adults.
Cornella will be present at the exhibition during a number of days to sign books and accessories.
The admission fee is 200 baht, tickets are available online and limit only 130 people per hour. Bangkok Solo Exhibition will run from 11am to 10pm, March 10 through March 26 at Future Factory Bangkok, which can be reached by a five minute walk from BTS Sanam Pao’s Exit 3.