Dippin’ Dusk

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patcharapon Tangruen, better known as Alex Face, is widely recognized as Thailand’s most respected and prolific street artist. Executed in 2019, the present lot is a freshly painted portrayal of Mardi, the signature three-eyed character of Alex Face who has graced street murals in Bangkok, London, Tokyo, and Berlin, amongst others. The creation of ‘Mardi’, translated to ‘to come with good things’ in Thai, was inspired by the artist’s own daughter, who was born with an angry, worried look upon her face. Her birth led Alex Face to reflect on the life she has ahead, as she and other vulnerable children confront today’s world.

    Drawing inspiration from Monet’s famous water-lily paintings, Dippin’ Dusk depicts Mardi half-sunken in a water-lily pond, pointed lilac bunny ears atop her head. Despite a beautifully reflected sunset, the child’s third eye watches over her unimpressed expression. As water-lilies prefer to grow in relatively stagnant water, Alex Face uses this motif as a metaphor for his social concerns about Thailand’s current state.

    Heralded as the ‘Banksy of Bangkok’, Alex Face’s work is widespread within Thailand and has gained recognition across the globe. As well as collaborating with high-profile brands like Mercedes Benz and COACH, the artist has recently presented solo shows at the Vertical Gallery in Chicago (2019), and Galleria Ravagnan in Venice Italy (2019).

  • Catalogue Essay

    亞歷克斯·菲斯(Alex Face), 本名帕塔查蓬·唐格倫(Patcharapon Tangruen),被公認為泰國最受尊崇並且最為多產的街頭藝術家。本拍品創作於2019年,是在曼谷、倫敦、東京、柏林,以及許多其他城市的街頭壁畫中都可以看到的Alex Face的標誌性三眼人物Mardi的最新繪畫形象。「Mardi」在泰語中意為「伴隨好的事物而來」,其創作靈感來自藝術家剛出生便一臉憤怒、憂慮的女兒。女兒的出生使得亞歷克斯·菲斯思考她以及其他脆弱的兒童在面對當今的世界時,未來所要面臨的人生。


    被稱作「曼谷的Banksy」,亞歷克斯·菲斯的作品在泰國廣為人知,並獲得全球範圍的認可。不僅與梅賽德斯·奔馳和蔻馳等知名品牌進行合作,藝術家近期還在芝加哥的Vertical Gallery(2019年)和意大利威尼斯的Galleria Ravagnan(2019年)舉辦了個展。

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Alex Face

Dippin’ Dusk

signed and dated 'Alex FAce 19' lower right
oil and spray paint on linen
100 x 80 cm. (39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2019.

HK$38,000 - 58,000 

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Delissa Putri Handoko
Head of Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art


Online Auction 9-18 October 2019