Ruj Greigarn (he/him)

As a person who lived in Thailand for 20 years, I have seen a social disparity for my whole life. Racism against the immigrant's labor is deeply in our history which is published by the government and the propaganda. All of the conflicts that have happened seem to be related to my Thai culture. History and local beliefs relate to these problems at some point which have become intense. I also became interested in Thai political events since the coup in 2014. The military government has and is harassing people in many different ways. 
 
In my opinion, politics reflects cultures in each place of the world. I am interested in the conflicts which are related to the roots of domestic cultures. I am researching local beliefs to understand society through history and local beliefs. These differ from the information that the government wants the public to believe which is fascinating to me. I am interested in stories told from generation to generation as an alternative history source. I am also mindful of the propaganda seen in every part of the world. 
 
My works are stories shared from my perspective, reflective of social problems, including politics. Simple images of my work are influenced by minimalism and surrealism. In my process, local beliefs + history = objects. The transformation, analysis, objective perspective, and reflection on society make the objects that I produce. The works I created consist of installations, sculptures, paintings, photography, and videos.

Work

Distinction Reflection
Distinction Reflection

Kra-Dong, gold paint, gold leafs, metal, rice 2021

Feudalism, Sticky Rice
Feudalism, Sticky Rice

Kra-Tib, gold leafs, wood, white rope, gold rope, sticky rice 2021

Patronage
Patronage

Cha-lom, gold rope 2021

Distinction Reflection
Distinction Reflection

Kra-Dong, gold paint, gold leafs, metal, rice 2021

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