Time: June 8, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Location: Bangkok Psycho
Website or Map: http://www.bangkokpsycho.com
Phone: 089 636 8197
Event Type: art, exhibition, photo, photography
Organized By: NEWS PORTFOLIOS*NET
Latest Activity: May 22, 2017
Bangkok Psycho [The Bride Edition] is an erotic composition of 15 conceptual photographs in black and white printed on canvas [Limited Edition of 5 pieces per photo]. Each image explores sexual aspects of masculine identity in relation to fantasies, urges, desires, dilemmas, frustrations and other forbidden themes. The female body is represented as an object of desire; of conquest. In contrast, the mask of death which she wears is an interrogating mirror imposed on the man, the conqueror. It invites him to reflect on the motivations which push him to either submit to or resist his urges.
Each shot places the man face to face with a desire to satisfy, a choice to make, a decision to take, an action to follow through on. The mask constantly reminds him that he cannot ignore the consequences.
The composition of each photo lets the viewer draw their own conclusions. The models are all young Thai women, hoping for a conceptual and artistic experience of self-discovery. The Bride lets them anonymously explore their own fantasies while using their bodies to stage the images, but it also lets them be aware of the feeling of being in possession of, and therefore divested of, themselves. For the woman, conquered by the man, everything begins when she gives herself over to him. This is in contrast to the man, for whom this signals the beginning of the end - an age-old misunderstanding which is invariably still present today. Only artificial intelligence can let us predict if it will linger.
Bangkok Psycho [The Bride Edition] explores these paradoxical concepts along a ridge line that will lead each viewer to examine their own conscience.