Silaphan primarily uses found-objects such as old metal advertising signs collected during his years living in Thailand, as his canvas. Also using vintage wooden Pepsi and Coca-Cola crates, reminiscent of Warholʼs Brillo Box installations; Silaphan re-works these objects to create a fresh interpretation of Pop Art and opens a discourse on the effects of advertising and mass consumption.
Pakpoom Silaphan was born in 1972 in Bangkok, Thailand. He received his BFA from Silapakorn University in Bangkok before moving to the UK in 2002 to study printmaking at Camberwell College of Art and a Masters in Fine Art, which he received from Chelsea College of Art and Design. Silaphanʼs work has been placed in the Hiscox Collection, Sir Paul Smithʼs collection and has been featured in the significant publication “For Which It Stands: Americana in Contemporary Art” by Carla Sakamoto, published by Farameh Media in 2012. In 2004 he was shortlisted for the John Mooreʼs 23 Prize at the Liverpool Museum. Silaphan’s work has been published in the Financial Times twice.
The Independent in 2011 where Emma Love described Silaphan’s work as “a sign of the times” and in 2013 “the Pop artist of these times” and Elle Magazine amongst others. Silaphan’s works can be found in many important public collections, as well as private collections.