Chumpol Taksapornchai’s exhibition, Smile of Pain (Beauty
of Life) opened at the Meeting Room on Saturday, December 21, 2013 with a
showing of works social, political and personal themes. The featured
painting was a large piece titled “Smile of Pain” that touched on the
current themes in Thai politics including corruption, vote buying and
populist policies that the artist feels have caused Thailand great pain and
yet the Thai smile continues.
A visitor the gallery studies
the work “Smile of Pain” a commentary on the political landscape of
Other works focus on sexuality and sensuality, happiness
and sadness. The works are compelling and unique, offering a glimpse into
the artist’s opinions and beliefs. Chumpol is a friendly Bangkok native who
is deeply invested in change in Thailand and feels that the system is
broken; he tries to express this belief through his work. He has a larger
exhibit planned in London next year where bigger pieces will also be on
Smile of Pain (Beauty of Life) runs through December 31
at the Meeting Room Art Café on Chareonrat Road opposite Wat Ket. It is open
daily until 9 p.m.
Desire 1 by Chumpol
Taksapornchai on display at the Meeting Room Art Café.