A new solo exhibition by Thai painter Morakot Ketklao explores humans’ impact on nature and runs until October 20.
La Lanta Fine Art recently launched a new solo exhibition titled “False Scenery” featuring works by talented Thai female painter Morakot Ketklao. The artist explores how humankind interacts with nature. She considers ways that our existence inevitably alters the natural landscape to suit our needs. Her new artworks explore the tension between organic and synthetic materials.
In “False Scenery,” Ketklao focuses on natural scenes around her by viewing them through the synthetic materials of glass windows, metal fences, and iron gates. These ubiquitous structures are designed by humans to prevent something from happening. It is a paradox that their decorative patterns create visible tension. In a time of isolation at home during the pandemic, the details of her life have become more visible and magnified. Her interest in humans’ impact on nature continues to grow. She believes that since we all grow up with different interactions with nature, each individual will have a different appreciation for the context of the environment.
“False Scenery” will be on display from September 4 until October 20. The exhibition can also be viewed at www.lalanta.com. La Lanta Fine Art is located at N22 Art Warehouse, 3/F, 2198/10-11 Narathiwas Rajanakarin Road Soi 22, Chongnonsi, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120. Tel: 02 050 7882 E-mail: [email protected] Opening hours Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 to 19.00 hrs.
About Morakot Ketklao
Ketklao explores connections between the individual and the shared experiences of everyone amid global climate change. She relates her everyday observations to her immediate environment. Her body of work combines landscape elements with structural geometry to create fractured architectural landscapes that explore the ever-encroaching presence of humanity in life. She has developed an emotive visual language that expresses her concerns about the loss of the natural world while exploring themes of compassion, empathy, and friendship, all united by our collective mourning of nature in the Anthropocene age.