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An anonymous Thai artist creates satirical works based on current events



Anonymous Thai artist creating satirical works from current events

An anonymous Thai artist uses the current crisis as inspiration for work that highlights what he believes is the government’s mismanagement of the pandemic. According to a report by Coconuts, the artist known only as Uninspired by Current Events has produced images of lab rats being randomly vaccinated and armed police officers wearing panda masks and opening fire. A more recent picture is that of a corpse covered by a shroud and lying in the street surrounded by traffic cones, a nod to recent news reports from dead bodies in Bangkok’s streets.

The artist has not revealed much about himself, except that he is 29 years old and “unfortunately” still lives in Thailand. His Facebook account was created in June and already has over 63,000 followers, while he has over 82,000 followers on Instagram. His biography states that he creates art every day, inspired by fast-paced events, and describes his work as “surrealist animation, inspired by life in an authoritarian regime”.

“My work started as a form of self-therapy. I needed an outlet for all the news that you get as a Thai. I try to make my art relatable without relying on overused tropics, because it feels good to be able to contribute to the conversation in a unique way. “

SOURCE: coconuts

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