La Lanta Fine Art
Sep 04 - Oct 20, 2021
Sun lit Sky, 2021, Acrylic on linen, 80 x 60 cm
All images courtesy of La Lanta Fine Art
La Lanta Fine Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by a talented Thai female painter, Morakot Ketklao in the exhibition titled “False Scenery”
Ketklao is always interested in how humankind interacts with nature. She views that our existence inevitably alters the natural landscape to suit our needs. Her new body of work explores the tension between organic and synthetic materials.
In the exhibition “False Scenery,” Ketklao focuses on the natural scene around her by viewing it 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 the time of isolation at home during the pandemic, details around her life have become evidently visible and magnified. Her interest in the topic of humankind and nature keeps growing over time. 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.
Grey Rain, 2021, Acrylic on linen, 80 x 100 cm
Green Breath, 2021, Acrylic on linen, 110 x 150 cm
Herb @ Home, 2021, Eco print collage and acrylic on sa paper, 80 cm(dia)
Leaf Not Leave, 2021, Eco print collage and acrylic on sa paper, 80 cm(dia)
Morakot Ketklao is a Chiang Mai-based Artist.
Ketklao’s work explores connections between the personal and the shared experience of global climate change. She relates her everyday observations of her immediate environment nuances. 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.
Ketklao earns a bachelor’s degree from the Painting Division, Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University, and a Master’s degree from Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She further studies in Miestershuler program in Leipzig school, Academe of Visual Art Leipzig, Germany. She earns a Scholarship for Master Program (Female Artist), Dresden Germany, and a scholarship from International Placement Services Zentralstelle four Arbeitsvermittlung (ZAV.) Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
She earns a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Technology, and Communication from the Faculty of Education, Naresuan University, Thailand. Ketklao exhibits her work nationally (Thailand) and abroad. She has held solo and group exhibitions in Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Montenegro.
Currently, she works as a full-time Art lecturer at Chiang Mai University.