TpT

MON *BERLIN EDITION 2019

The contemporary Southeast Asian pop culture as a mirror of society, immigration, the question of identity and the overcoming of preconceived social prejudices determine the works of the British - Vietnamese - Chinese artist TpT (born 1982, Birmingham, U.K.)

Driven by questions of the artist iconization in contemporary art, influenced by anime characters, traditional works of art forms such as the craft of Japanese origami, TpT creates art that is constantly on the lookout, merging the iconicity of absolutist systems, the flashing colours of ultra-capitalism and the subtleties of handcraft.

RED STAR

The pungent star is an expressive wall sculpture of red spikes created for the Berlin Edition of MON. The work seems to be jumping out of the wall, attacking the viewer. The perspective of the viewer, however, constantly distorts the shape, charging and discharging the power of the symbol.

PING & PONG

A collaborative work between TpT and The Krank. A contradictory ping pong table takes on a round form with a centrally mounted net that rotates around a pivotal anchor point. The two halves that are so typical of the ping pong game are constantly shifting. The red surface of the table features monochrome white typography by The Krank and breaks the scheme of the strict lines and rules that are usually crucial for the game. Visitors are invited to play with the work and thus experience a new approach to traditional table tennis but also to question the philosophy of bipolar divisions.

RED STAR

TpT

2019

Mixed media

MON Collection of Contemporary Art

Photo by Danilo Pasquali

PING & PONG

TpT & The Krank

Mixed media

MON Collection of Contemporary Art

Photo by Nika Kramer

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