Moving from place to place in his childhood inspires Sittirerk’s interest in creating art surrounding how people move and migrate. Influenced by narratives from the provinces and his own personal experience with parents who became labourers in Thailand in 1977, his works focus on modern capitalism and globalization. In this body of work, he connects issues through the stories of displaced people in urban areas with exploration of content relevant to people of the working class, using landscapes reminiscent of urban places and memories. The use of grayscale and warm tones offers a melancholic mood with a sense of yearning from the diaspora.
Inspired by a phrase from the Star Trek Discovery Series, “We are all from somewhere, we always bring that place along, a place of hope. Everywhere you go and it never fades from our heart entirely”, Sittirerk brings forth the social structure of a developing city through the movement of people and their labour.
People’s happiness, dreams, and suffering follow them from home to the contemporary world, regardless of the place they live in: city or countryside. Through In The Dream I Look Out To See Only The Stars, Sittirerk encourages viewers to introspect on what their lives could become with strength. In life where there are many possibilities, the best solution is discovered with courage.