Anon Pairot is a Thai artist and designer based in Bangkok. Born in 1979, he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, but later he shifted his focus to industrial design enrolling in the Faculty of Architecture at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).
Anon is especially interested in mixing art and design by objects which express his cultural references to and his experience in the asian world and daily life. He sees even the processes of industrial manufacturing and marketing as stages of social action to improve people’s quality and conscience of life. In his words, “Design is the art of changing people’s valuation process“. His witty and ironical art works deal with the excess of value that common taste gives to products as status symbols: cars, fashion accessories, weapons or simple devices are transformed by his art in mementoes of the impermanence of material things.
As a Thai citizen, Pairot believes that design from his country was undervalued, therefore in his design and art works he often focuses on traditional Thai construction techniques and materials. Despite much overseas experience and success (his works have been exhibited in fairs and art shows in galleries, in Thailand, Singapore and Europe) Pairot is still drawn by the potential of Bangkok and Thailand.
Anon Pairot is displayed for the first time by the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte during the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with Alamak! Project – Islands in the Stream.