SO Sofitel Bangkok in partnership with YenakArt Villa is holding an exhibition by nine artists in honouring His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand from October 9 to November 9, 2017, at SO Sofitel Bangkok’s public space on Floor 7, and Park Lobby on Floor 9.
This residency is held in remembrance of not only a historic event that marked a great loss for the Kingdom of Thailand but to celebrate His Majesty’s grace, dedication, and selflessness that touched all who lived under his reign. Creations by nine artists, Thai and International, will be displayed together as a tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who will always be in people hearts and memories.
About the Artists
Arnaud Nazare-Aga & Chirtsak Phaijitsattaya
Arnaud Nazare-Aga developed a passion for modern sculpture and architecture in his childhood. He was educated in a Buddhist community in Burgundy and later became a trained plaster molder. Arnaud designed many carved decorations and sculptures of Buddhist temples in the West, such as the Temple of a Thousand Buddhas near Autun in France.
Bruno Tanquerel is a protean French artist who has exhibited worldwide. He studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts in France in the 1970s when he was influenced by the artworks of Marcel Duchamp of the Dada movement and by pop-art. After Paris, Pittsburgh and Pondichery, he settled down ten years ago in his artist studio in Bangkok where he pursues his rich artistic career.
Born in 1971 in Samut Prakhan, near Bangkok, Jirapat Tatsanasamboon started to paint during childhood. Graduating in Fine Arts from Chiang Mai University and then at the prestigious Silpakorn University in Bangkok, he chose to settle down permanently in Chiang Mai. He is one of the artists who had brought contemporary Thai art scene to the stage of greater international recognition.
Paowattanasuk is an artist whose main medium is photography. He is constantly on the move. His work explores and reveals the contemporary society he found and experienced during his travels. He exhibits his works widely in numerous galleries and art institutes.
Keawduk’s sculptural signature is a transformation of hard material into liquid form. He is currently an art lecturer at Nakhonsawan Rajabhat University. His works have been part of International and local exhibitions. He received a 3rd Prize, Sculpture Category, 60th Year Reign Amata Art Award in 2006.
Kostar is a French artist born in the 70’s in Paris. He became popular in the 90’s for street art when he painted on walls, trains, trucks, and in the subways all around the world (US, Europe, Asia) for TV shows, sports events, and brands.
Paul Lukin, born in the city of Split, Croatia in 1980, is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. At an early age, Lukin developed a keen interest in drawing and arts, despite these artistic predilections, he paradoxically immersed himself in the world of competitive martial arts.
Lukin has lived in Thailand for many years and can speak Thai fluently. He shares the love and adoration of the Thai people for HM King Bhumibol and has captured some powerful images that convey the feeling of deep loss that we all feel.
An artist and well-known designer, Udomsrianan founded Planet 2001, a design studio which became famous for its organic shaped furniture. As an artist, he works on printmaking, illustrations, and paintings. He has participated in various design shows and art exhibitions locally and internationally. Udomsrianan received Designer of the Year Award from Silpakorn University in 2004.
Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch & Aungkana Panthongkam
Supanichvoraparch gained his reputation through his ceramic art and later become known for his photography and public sculptures. He received the Silpathorn Award in Fine Art in 2010 and represented Thailand at the 55th Venice Biennale. He has exhibited his work extensively both nationally and internationally. His works are part of private and public collections worldwide.
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