Art Lift - Aug 30 2020

Pong Jeed

Pong, who lives and works in San Francisco, is a representative of the new generation of visual artists in the United States. He currently works Electronic Arts, and before EA, he worked at DreamWorks and ZYNGA.

New Generation Internationally Renowned Artist Chaowat Pong Lertsachanant

01. The ultimate contradiction: war and peace

I hate war.
I, therefore, use a soft brush to create people's ultimate pursuit of peace.
Over the years, I have painted cold and precise guns, but I only let furry cute animals operate them.

Growing up in Thailand, I have been devoted to Buddha since I was a child. I have always maintained respect and compassion for all beings.
Although it might at first seem contradictory that I enjoy researching weapons, I appreciate the precision of science and technology, which can be used in more human-warming fields.

If war is unavoidable, I also hope to minimize the damage through my painting.

02. Inner contradiction: Wild and quiet

War and peace are not the only contradictions in life.
I am gentle and quiet on the surface, but waves are crashing inside.
Whenever the emotions need to be vented, I will silently stuff the cry of death metal music into my ears to feel a different kind of earth shaking.
I collapse and explode like a quantum star--but at the same time, a peaceful new universe is gestating.

After the hurricane passes, I will take a long hot bath.
Once the last droplet of water is drained from the tub, the "Slow Life Boy" next door completes his transformation .

03. Self-consistent

After I came to the United States, I tried very hard to become the "Asian top student.".
But the inferiority deep in my heart still brings me down all the time:
"You are worthless."
"You suck."
"You are just a piece of rubbish."

"Art is for me, I am for art. In the end, why and how does it exist?"
This has also become a tool for me to torture myself every night.
"You are never good enough", cut after cut, cuts my flesh and blood open.
Fortunately, at an international exhibition, I met the artistic director of DreamWorks: Goro Fujita.
He said: "Your level is better than ordinary students. Unless you work hard to improve, you will not be able to reach the professional level."
Every year after that, I bit the bullet and submitted new works to him for review.
I never dared to slack off, and finally, I entered the top gaming company.
One day he gave me the feedback:
"Your light, shadow, and color have indeed improved a lot."

This was the first time I heard his affirmation.
At that moment, I realized that maybe there is a sharp edge in my heart that will never melt away. But I may be able to learn and finally coexist with it.

Memory
Memory

Memory

$700

Artist:Pong Jeed 
Original Medium: Digital

Print Medium: UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper; Acid-free to preserve fine art; 21 mil thickness 100% cotton rag for long term durability
Print Dimension: 9" x 12" 
 
Every print is photographed to be as close to a true representation as possible, however, colors may vary slightly on the screen to the physical product. If ordered without a frame, the print is packaged with a cardboard tube and wrapped in glassine paper instead of a cellophane sleeve in order to reduce the use of plastic.

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San Francisco Impression – Sliver house
San Francisco Impression – Sliver house

San Francisco Impression – Sliver house

$700
San Francisco Impression – Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Impression – Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Impression – Golden Gate Bridge

$500
San Francisco Impression –Wharf
San Francisco Impression –Wharf

San Francisco Impression –Wharf

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San Francisco Impression – Night
San Francisco Impression – Night

San Francisco Impression – Night

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