HELP ME by VHS
A solo exhibition by VHS, an English contemporary artist
Bangkok, Saturday, September 19, 2020 – VHS is an English contemporary artist with a passion for skateboarding and surfing currently based in Bangkok. HELP ME by VHS – MOCA BANGKOK’s second street art exhibition – is open from September 19 – October 18, 2020.
VHS (Chris Webber) is an English contemporary artist. Born in the South West of England, he grew up skateboarding and surfing and has lived a life immersed in street culture. Back when VHS was young, skateboards, surfboards, and art gifted him a sense of community and camaraderie that endures to this day. When he needed help the most, the toys and friends were always there for him.
With a background in web, graphic design, animation, and creative direction, VHS has worked for some of the world’s biggest brands, agencies, and television channels. As a lifelong artist, his artistic expression is in every work created for the customers, but over the last few years, the need to make art for art’s sake has taken over. VHS now paints and creates art full time, crossing the boundaries between digital and physical art.
In this multimedia exhibition, VHS displays his worldview in the form of paintings, Augmented Reality, sculptures, skateboards, and the VHS ramp. And through his art, VHS welcomes everyone to his playground, to a simpler time where everyone is still young – when wealth isn’t part of our mindset – when the color of our skin does not separate us – when all we want is to make new friends.
The heart of the exhibition is the experience that reminds us of our younger selves, how far we have come, and how we always have room to improve. Being human means we all screw up, have bad thoughts and make bad decisions. However, we are also capable of looking back and improving ourselves based upon the simpler days that forged us. As we grow older, we may think that we have outgrown the need to play, but the need remains; only the toys that change. In this digital era, attention spans have shortened significantly. Everything around us moves at an incomprehensible speed; it can be overwhelming when the excesses of information that conditions us to overthink; it is not hard to get lost in the turmoil of modern life. Some days you may want to scream “HELP ME” out loud.
HELP ME is a time machine that helps us reinvigorate, reinforce, and help us remember our pasts in the hope of a better future
– to stop the never-ending cycle of doubting what is real and what is not. VHS and his friends lead us back to what matters most, the need to belong.
HELP ME will be opened for public viewing on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. with a skate demo from Preduce. Thailand’s top skate team, and the trailblazer of the skateboard culture in Thailand.
The exhibition opens from September 19 – October 18, 2020, at Temporary Exhibition Room 1 and 2, MOCA BANGKOK.
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