Pakpoom Silaphan

Born in 1972 - Thailand


Pakpoom Silaphan was born in 1972 in Bangkok, Thailand. He received his BFA from Silapakorn University in Bangkok before moving to England in 2002 to study printmaking at Camberwell College of Art and a Masters in Fine Art which he received from Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Pakpoom Silaphan?s practice examines notions of globalisation, mass consumerism and the universal reach of cultural icons across the world. Silaphan primarily uses found-objects such as old metal advertising signs collected during his years living in Thailand, as his canvas. Also using vintage wooden Pepsi and Coca-Cola crates, reminiscent of Warhol?s Brillo Box installations; Silaphan re-works these objects to create a fresh interpretation of Pop Art and opens a discourse on the effects of advertising and mass consumption. The infiltration of western imagery and ideology had a profound influence on Silaphan?s understanding of the West and on his artistic practice.

Using his favoured artistic icons, such as Warhol, Dali and Frida Khalo, he collages and paints over these branded advertising signs and crates, implying the artists? identity as a recognised global brand itself. Silaphan creates an engaging dialogue between the relationship between East and West, and the universal language of signs and symbols that is accessible to all and has been imprinted on to the universal collective consciousness.

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Solo presentation, Home House, London with Mehta Bell Projects
Solo presentation, Time & Life Building, Mayfair with Mehta Bell Projects
Coca-Cola Bottle 100, touring group exhibition, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Finland, South Africa, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Australia
Milan Expo 2015, Italy

Solo show, White Walls, San Francisco, USA
The Art of Futebol, Charity auction in association with Christies and Selfridges in support of the ABC Trust, London
Illuminating the Future, Charity auction in association with Christies in support of the Old Vic Theatre
Art 14, London
India Art Fair, Delhi, India
Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

Telling Tales, group show, Scream, London
Strarta Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition, London
Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Wonder Works, Group show, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
Empire State, solo show, Scream, London
India Art Fair, Delhi, India
Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
London Art Fair, London

Solo presentation, Moniker Art Fair, London
Scope Art Fair, New York,
London Art Fair, London

Solo show, Remastering The Masters, Scream, London
Moniker Art Fair, London
Group show, Scream Now, Scream, London

Introducing, Woolff Gallery, London
London Art Fair, London
Solo show, Establishing Establishment, No Borders Art, Hong Kong
The Winter Show, Woolff Gallery, London

Sir Paul Smith's My Collection, Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
UK Future Greats 2009, Salon Gallery, London?
Solo Show, Establishing Establishment, Salon Gallery, London

Group show, Scion Installation, California, USA
Group show, Beady Minces Gallery, California, USA

Lautiermoores Open, The Gallery at Cork Street, London Apart Group Show, Fresh and Wild, London?Group show / Auctionn, Marambat Camper, Toulouse, France
Group show, Loveless, Tokyo, Japan
Group show, Bals, Tokyo, Japan

Solo show, Before The Utopia, Apart Gallery, London

Thames Valley Contemporary Art Space

Inspired, Apart Gallery, London
Solo show, Irrelation Connected, Apart Gallery, London

Artist Residency
2003 London East Art, London

2004 Shortlisted for John Moore's 23, Liverpool Museum, Liverpool, UK
2005 Shortlisted for Lautierimoores Open

Public Commissions
2013 Memorising Jean Michel-Basquiat, Siam Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

The Coca-Cola Company
Hiscox Collection,London
The Seavest Collection USA
Sir Paul Smith
Minnie Driver
Richard Curtis
Harvey Weinstein
Commission by Richard Curtis to produce a work for Comic Relief's Collection
Patron on the board of Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

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