Kantapon Metheekul, better known as Gongkan, will bring his surreal artwork to the United States at an exhibition in Los Angeles.
Tip of the Iceberg not only marks his American debut, it also represents the first time a Thai artist will show at LA’s Over the Influence Gallery, which migrated to that other City of Angels three years ago from Hong Kong and will soon land in Bangkok.
Tip of the Iceberg explores themes of human connection while tackling environmental and societal issues. Many of the pieces feature water heavily, a subject matter representing freedom of thought and expression to the artist. Expect the signature black hole, too.
The event will run May 1 through June 13.
Best known for his Teleport series, which bridges the gap between graffiti art culture, surrealism, and contemporary art, Gongkan built himself up initially by sticker-bombing New York streetscapes. Since then, he has collaborated with Australian singer Troye Sivan on a music video, designed the album cover for Danish pop band Lucas Graham, and saw his products appear at the O+D store in Siam Discovery.
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