From his combination of common yet unexpected elements comes an image ultimately enigmatic yet richly suggestive of meanings.
The literal sense of frozen time — the subject wears what looks like a giant watch — and the mystery of the anonymous figure itself, banal but sinister, conveys the feeling that something strange is about to happen.
This work by Pong Bayog is a depiction of the psyche of people in an urban context. Forlorn and isolated, the artist’s subjects seem desolate and somber. Yet, the strong chiaroscuro, impasto rendering of the background and slight shifting of the human figure, lends the scene an elaborate sense of ennui.