Charoen Marboot

Artist Story
Khun Charoen is presently an artist with Thailand’s National Fine Arts Department. At a tender age, he has won multiple prizes, earned a scholarship and participated in many exhibitions even before graduating with honours at the Rajamangala Institute of Technology in 1997.

 

Although he excels in Thai traditional painting styles, he does refrain from doing contemporary works. His series of “Power in the City” displays his deft skills in traditional Thai paintings technique and yet the composition is overall presented in a very contemporary manner. His message in this series of works is to convey his concern over the overwhelming urbanisation of big cities like Bangkok and the gradual erosion of faith and religiosity.

 

Biography

1973 - Born at Phayao, Thailand
1992 - Group exhibition at 50th Years Anniversary of National Bank.
1993 - Group exhibition at 60th Anniversary of Nakonton Bank, National Culture Center
1994 - Participated in Thai painting contest of Poh Chang Institute Collage
1995 - Group exhibition at 50th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty’s Accession to the throne Commemorative by the Thai Army
1995 - Art for Commemorate of Poh Chang Institute of Technology’s Birthday
1995 - Participate in the Postage Stamp Art by the Communications Authority of Thailand Philatelic Division from 1995 – 1997
1996 - Participate in Art of Bua-Laung at Bangkok Bank from 1996 – 1999
1997 - Graduate with Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Thai Traditional Painting, Rajamangala Institute of Technology. Graduated with 2nd degree honour
1997 - Group exhibition at Art of the Thai Painting Environment by Mitsubishi
1997 - Group exhibition at 12th PTT Art Competition at the National Gallery
1997 - Group exhibition at 24th Anniversary of Thai Traditional Art at Grand Hall, River City
1998 - Group exhibition at 65th Years of Singha art exhibition at Thai National Culture
1999 - Group exhibition for the 72nd Birthday of His Majesty the King’s at Fortune Hotel
1999 - Participate in group exhibition “Art for the celebrations of His Majesty the King’s” at Thai Farmers Bank
2000 - Participate at “The original silk screen painting on clothes of Thai occupation” Support Foundation at Silpakorn University
2001 - Group exhibition at the 47th National Art at the National Gallery, Bangkok
2001 - Participate in “The original of embroider painting for Thai occupation” Support Foundation at Bangkok Bank
2001 - Participate in “The original silk screen painting on clothes in topic of Rice” for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
2002 - Participate Art Painting for the King in concept “As the King in the heart of the artist” by I.C.C. International Public Company Limited at Silom Gallery
2003 - Group exhibition of Thai Traditional Art of Poh-Chang Celebrating its 90th Anniversary at Grand Hall, River City
2004 - Participate in art couples “Thai Painting Smooth as Brush” at River City, Bangkok
2005 - Participate in Art Group Workshop and Exhibition at Philippines
2007 - Participate in Art Group “Thai painting smooth of line and colour” at River City, Bangkok
2008 - Group exhibition for His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary, by kasikorn Bank at Siam Paragon
2010 - Solo Thai painting exhibition “Ganesha” with publication of “Painting of Ganesha”

 

Awards and Honours

1994 - Awarded scholarship by Prince Chrome Narisaranuvattiwong, Plaineon Palace
1996 - Awarded 2nd & 3rd prizes for Postage Stamp Design Contest by Communications Authority of Thailand Philatelic Division
1997 - The Best Creative prize, “Painting for Virtuous and Construct” by Mitsubishi
1998 - Awarded Contemporary Thai Art Prize at “Singha 65 years” by Boonrowd Brewery Company
2001 - 2nd prize of “The original silk screen painting on clothes in topic of Rice” from the royal concept of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
2001 - Appointed Artist member of Thai Mural Painting, Sketching and Enlargement from 2001 to 2003, for the Drawing Phuttharattana Temple at the Royal Palace from the concept of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

 

Narongyot Thongyoo

Artist Story
Born in Songkla and now living in Chiangmai, the artist had his first solo exhibition in 2012 at a tender age of 30. Despite his success, the artist chooses to live a carefree and simple life. Looking at his works could remind one of the hanging baby room mobile, with each distinctive piece casting a plethora of every changing but recognisable shadows of the subject. Every slight movement of the wire portrait brings subtle changes to the subject’s features thus delivering range of highly emotive and compelling moods and expressions.

 

But there is more.

 

With a keen eye and innovative use of these mobile wire portraits, he creates modern portraits of his subjects using the wire shadows like a kind of matrix. Although the paintings are now reduced to a two dimensional representation of their subjects, they are no less impactful. The dark and almost monochromatic tones of the portraits give each of the painting a bold and arresting effect.

 
Biography

1982 - Born in Songkla, Southern Thailand
2005 - Graduated from Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Northern Campus, Chiang Mai Bachelor of Arts (Painting)
2004 - Group exhibition Fine Art Exhibition, Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai
2004 - Miniprint 6th Exhibition, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna Northern Campus, Chiang Mai
2005 - Prakaaypreuk Group Exhibition Chiang Mai National Museum
2005 - Art Thesis Exhibition Chiang Mai University Art Museum
2007 - Group exhibition “Transformation Art Exhibition” Bann Panom, Chiang Mai
2008 - Group exhibition “The Three Nation Art Exhibition” Suvannabhumi Art Gallery, Chiang Mai
2009 - Group exhibition at the “2nd Three Nation Art Exhibition” Suvannabhumi Art Gallery, Chiang Mai
2009 - 2nd Prakaaypreuk Group Exhibition Jang Meung Gallery, Chiang Mai
2012 - 1st Solo Show at Suvannabhumi Art Gallery, Chiang Mai
2012 - Solo exhibition of “A Symphony of Birds on the Wire” The Meeting Room Art Cafe, Chiang Mai
2012 - Solo exhibition of “Portraits” Lokanat Gallery, Yangon Burma
2012 - 3rd Prakaaypreuk Group Exhibition 9 Art Gallery/ Architect Studio, Chiang Rai

 

Awards

2001 - 3rd Prakaaypreuk Group Exhibition 9 Art Gallery/ Architect Studio, Chiang Rai
2004 - 2nd Prize, 1ST Nimseeseng Award, Chiang Mai
2005 - 3rd Prize, 12th HHK Inter trade Co., Ltd. Art Award Chiang Mai Phucome Hotel

 

Chatchawan Rodklongtan

Artist Story

“There are many paths to happiness, just as there are to suffering. It all depends on the individual, and what he or she chooses to use to resolve the suffering. However, true happiness is continuous. The principles of Buddhism and Dharma have led to my discovery of a state of happiness that is not seeking. In other words, the gravitation towards suffering does not exist because the desire for happiness is suffering. Therefore, true happiness is simple. It can be felt through one’s spirit. There is no need to own that happiness.

Happiness and suffering have always been paired together, since the creation of life. These two opposing aspects will never fail to meet. When we are born, they enter our lives. Thus our only duty is to observe them and acknowledge them. We are not to try to own them. If we own one, we must own the other as well. Therefore, all we have to do is to live simply, and at the same time, must live harmoniously with the two. We are not to disturb them. We can live peacefully in this world, with happiness and suffering.”

Born in 1974, Chatchawan Rodklongtan graduate from Rajamagala Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts (Painting). As a devout Buddhist, time honoured temple murals that he often explores in his youth, influenced Chatchawan’s works. As he approached adulthood, he began to explore the dichotomy of ‘Happiness’ and ‘Suffering’. Despite its philosophical concept and the painting’s detail intricacy, his works evoke a sense of tranquility that is almost like the inner sanctum of a monastery. The sense of peace and steadiness that are articulated with each brushstroke, come together to produce an exquisite mastery of classical art with modern sensibilities. His works convey an acute awareness of the truth that comes forth from an individual who is illuminated about with the demands of modern life but also the ways of the Dharma.

 

Awards

* Honorary Mention, Children and Youth Exhibition “Queen Mother’s Work for the Thais”.

* Honorary Award, 2nd Best Arts of Thailand, organized by Philip Morris.

* First prize, Contemporary Art By Young Artists : “Thailand, Heaven for Visitors”.

* First prize, Exhibition in Honor of H.M. the King : “Good Heath under his Royal Patronage” , organized by the Ministry of Pubic Health.

* Special Awards, Painting in Honour of H.M. the King’s 72nd years.

* Honorary Award, 6th Best Arts of Thailand, organized by Philip Morris.

* First Prize, Model and Sketchers in Honor of H.M. King’s 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary

* 3rd Prize, semi-traditional 25th Bualuang exhibition of Painting

 

Special Awards

2004 : Graduation Ceremony, Advocate of Buddhist paintings by Wat Panyanandaram

2004 : Graduate Awards, at Rachamangkala Institute of Technology, Thailand.

2007 : Grand Prize, The Beppu Asia Biennale of Contemporary Art 2007, Oita Beppu Art Museum, Japan.

 

Key Solo Exhibition

2003 : “Light in an Atmosphere of Faith” Exhibition, River City, Thailand.

2006 : “ Study in Light” Exhibition at the Carpediem Galleria, Thailand.

2008 : “The Moral Precept” Exhibition at Number One Gallery, Silom

 

Biography

1974 – Born in Bangkok, Thailand
1992 – Graduate from the Rajamangala Institute of Technology, Poh Chang Academy of Arts (Painting)
1992 – Exhibition Poh Chang 79th Anniversary
1993 – Exhibition Poh Chang 80th Anniversary WTC Bangkok
1993 – Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Young Artist, Thailand
1993 – Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Young Artist, Thailand
1993 – Bua Luang Exhibition of Paintings at the Musical Art Centre
1994 – Graduate with Masters of Art (Painting) from the Rajamangala Institute of Technology .
1995 – Exhibition of “Best Arts of Thailand”, organised by Phillp Morris
1995 – Art thesis exhibition at the WTC Bangkok
1995 – Exhibition of Opening of Poh-Chang Art Gallery, Bangkok
1995 – Panasonic Contemporary Painting Exhibition
1996 – Exhibition at the 42nd National Exhibition of Art, Thailand
1996 – Exhibition at “Images of River City” Bangkok, Thailand
1996 – Panasonic Contemporary Painting Exhibition
1996 – Contemporary Art Exhibition promoted by Thai Farmer’s Bangkok
1997 – Bua Luang Exhibition of Paintings at the Musical Art Centre
1997 – Exhibition of Best Arts of Thailand, organised by Phillp Morris
1997 – Panasonic Contemporary Painting Exhibition
1997 – Contemporary Art Exhibition promoted by Thai Farmer’s Bangkok
1998 – Exhibition of Art “Singha 65 Years” by Boonroud Brewery
1998 – First Phuket Andaman Painting Exhibition
1999 – Exhibition of Best Arts of Thailand, organised by Phillp Morris
1999 – Painting in Honour of H.M the King’s 72nd Year, organised by Thai Farmer’s Bank
2000 – Contemporary Art Exhibition promoted by Thai Farmer’s Bangkok
2000 – Phuket Andaman Painting Exhibition
2001 – Bua Luang Exhibition of Paintings at the Musical Art Centre
2001 – “Images : Refuge in Thailand” an exhibition of paintings by Thai Artists commemorating 25years of cooperation between the Royal Thai Government and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Thailand.
2001 – “Philosophy Truth Natural” Exhibition of two artists, Chatchawan Rodklongton and Ekasit Jirattikanon at River City, Bangkok
2001 – Group exhibition of “25 Contemporary Thai Artist Exhibition” at the Ploenchit Center
2002 – Exhibition of Paintings “The King in the Heart of the Artist”
2002 – 26th Bualuang Exhibition of Paintings, Sirikit Art Hall
2002 – Painting Exhibition, “For the Chiang Rai Arts Hall”, National Museum, Chao Fah Road
2002 – The 1st Amata Art Award Exhibition, National Museum, Chao Fah Road
2002 – Group art exhibition by “Sien Silpa Thai” at the Bann Bangkok Restaurant and Gallery
2003 – The 27th Bualuang Exhibition of Paintings, Sirikit Museum
2003 – Solo exhibition of “Light in an Atmosphere of Faith” at River City, Si Phraya
2003 – Group exhibition “Thaksinawat” Art Exhibition, Triple Two Boutique Hotel, Bangkok
2004 – Four Thai Artists Exhibition in Washington D.C., USA
2005 – The 2nd Amata Art Award Exhibition, National Museum, Chao Fah Road
2005 – Group exhibition of “Art at Thai Teak Wood House” Exhibition, Suk 11 Gallery, Bangkok
2006 – Solo exhibition of “Study in Light” at Carpediem Gallery, Bangkok
2006 – Group exhibition of ‘Memories by the Sea” Exhibition’ by Thaksinawat at Opium Gallery, Pattaya
2006 – Group exhibition “Faith”, by Four Thai Artists, River City, Si Phraya
2006 – Group exhibition “The King in the Heart of the Artist” at Queen Sirikit Convention Centre, Bangkok
2007 – Painting exhibition in Honour of H.M the King’s 80th Birthday organised by Kasikorn Bank at Siam Paragon
2007 – Group exhibition “Face of the Artist” at Silom Galleria, Bangkok
2007 – “Poh Chang Alumni Fine Arts” group exhibition, Seven Art Gallery, Bangkok
2008 – Solo exhibition of “The Moral Precept” at Number One Gallery, Bangkok
2008 – Visual Art Exhibition of South-east Asia Artist at the Jogja Gallery, Indonesia
2009 – International Art Festival and Workshop in Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Chiang Rai, Thailand
2010 – International Art Festival and Workshop in Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Chiang Rai, Thailand
2011 – INED International Buddhist Art Gathering at Bhodigaya, India
2012 – The 3rd Decade of Bua Luang Paintings in Bangkok,
2012 – Visual Art Workshop Buddhist Art of Mekong Basin at Luang Prabang, Laos 2012 – Art exhibition “The ImaginArt” of the Buddhism Art 2, Bangkok
2012 – 5 Artists, Thailand – Switzerland Exhibition at Siam Paragon, Bangkok

Paramat Leung-On

Artist Story
Paramat chose to be trained in classical Thai painting techniques as he wishes to preserve the country’s cultural heritage. He spent his earlier years doing mural paintings for many temples around the country. His time spent in temples got him to develop an interest in Buddhism. The meditative environment spurs him to reflect and think about the many stories and teachings of Buddha that he had painted on the walls of the various temples. It lays the foundation for his later works.

 

Paramat works are also inspired by nature, the presence of nature, the importance of nature. Hence many of his works feature plants and animals, real or mythical. His main objective is to highlight the importance of living with nature and not to go against it.

 

With such confluences of thoughts and influences, Paramat has developed a very unique style in his works. They are highly intricate and yet melodious, bold and yet serene. It is almost like a portrait of a paradisiacal world. A world conjured by the artist not for himself, for anyone who opens their mind to it.

 
Biography

1964 - Born at Maha Sarakham Thailand
1986 - Graduate with Bachelor of Fine Art (Thai Art) from the Faculty of Painting culpture and Graphic Art at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
1994 - Solo exhibition of “ The Penang Experience” at Conservatory of Fine Arts at CFA Penang, Malaysia
1999 - Solo exhibition of “ Soul Images“ at Mom Tri’s Boathouse and Chao Phraya River Club Art Gallery, Phuket, Thailand
2001 - Solo exhibition of “ Images from The Sea” at Mom Tri’s Boathouse and Chao Phraya River Club Art Gallery, Phuket, Thailand
2007 - Solo exhibition of “ Hues of Harmony – Enchanting Thai & Buddhist Art” at Reception Lounge, Lobby Level, The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
2008 - Solo exhibition of “Dimension of Faith” at Gossip Gallery & Café, Bangkok, Thailand
2000 - oup exhibtion based on the theme of Buddhism at Art Gallery, Won-Kwang University, Korea
2000 - Group exhibtion of “ Thai Expressions in the City” at Two Allen Center and the Huston Art Institute, USA
2009 - Solo exhibition of “Reality of Surreal – scape” at Artfolio Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2009 - Group exhibition of “Top of the World : Asia Art Link” at Taipei Tower 101, Taiwan
2010 - ‘Solo exhibition of “ …To Wisdom” at Gossip Gallery, Silom Galleria Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand
2012 - Solo exhibition of “Phenomenon of Mind“ at Koi Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Awards

1982 - 1stPrize, Ceramic Section, College of Fine Art Compettion, Bangkok, Thailand
1982 - Mom Rajawong Kukrit Pramoj Scholarship, College of Fine Arts, Bangkok, Thailand
1983 - 2ndPrize, Thai Architecture Section, College of Fine Art Competition, Bangkok, Thailand
1984 - 3rdPrize, Drawing Section, College of Fine Art Competition, Bangkok, Thailand
1988 - Prince Narisaranuwattiwongs Scholarship, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
1990 - Princess Pichitjirapa Devakul Foundation Scholarship, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Songrit Dokbua

Artist Story

“To me, Thai boxing is a sport of completion,” says Songrit. “Over centuries, the skills and wisdom are developed and handed down from one generation to the next. It is the art that preserves the Thai culture at its strength. This inspires me. I am impressed by elements that constitute this. Thai marital arts, traditional music, wisdom of movements, respect to one’s body and mind, adherence to senior’s preach, and belief in morals and discipline. The idea moves me and I felt charged with free spirit when working on these drawings.”

 

Biography

1973 - Born in Kamphengphet, Thailand
1993 - Graduate from Chiang Mai University
1995 - Philip Morris Group Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bangkok
1995 - The 2nd Panasonic Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Bangkok
1996 - The 42nd National Exhibition of Art , Bangkok
1999 - Season Square Art Exhibition to celebrate the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King’s 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary, Bangkok
2000 - The 46th National Exhibition of Art , Bangkok
2001 - The 16th PTT Art Exhibition, Bangkok
2002 - The 48th National Exhibition of Art , Bangkok
2002 - The 1st prize (Contemporary Painting), th 25th Bualuang Exhibition of Painting , Bangkok
2003 - The Art Exhibition of Siri Wattana Cheshire Foundation under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, Bangkok
2004 - The 19th PTT Art Exhibition, Bangkok
2006 - The 52th National Exhibition of Art , Nakornpathom province
2007 - Sign-Dharma at DoArt Contemporary Gallery, Bangkok