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Heroes to the rescue

People from different classes are seen in the background of Fight. (Photos: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

Having read and seen news about inequality in Thailand as a child, Tewaporn Maikongkeaw began to slowly develop an interest in social issues.

Over time, as his interest became more focused, the artist decided to create an oil painting series titled “Dream Hero”, comprising of artworks such as Su Rop Top Mue, or Fight, in which Japanese hero Kamen Rider shows up to protect Thais from social inequality amid a civil war.

“The more the country has developed, the more the gap between the rich and the poor has increased, making it harder to solve the problem of inequality. I’m now 40-something and inequality still remains an issue in Thai society. In this collection, I wanted to create easy to…

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