"Spiritual Ties: A Tribute to Montien Boonma" is the title of a exhibition which opens this Friday at the Chulalongkorn University Art Centre to celebrate the work by the late art lecturer and influential mentor.
Held to mark the 13th anniversary of his death, the exhibition will feature paintings and mixed-media works by Montien as well as three-dimensional and mixed-media works, installations and video art by former students of Montien's who are now established artists. They include Navin Rawanchaikul, Thatchai Hongpaeng, Tawatchai Puntusawasdi, Udom Chimpukdee and Kitti Maleephan. Pieces by guest artist Amrit Chusuwan will also be featured.
Widely known and celebrated both at home and abroad, Montien's mixed-media work and installations greatly influenced other Thai artists who were particularly taken with how he used materials and interpreted their meanings and the new form of art he employed. Montien also played a crucial role in the domestic art-education scene, teaching at various institutions and inspiring many students who went on to make a name for themselves as artists at both national and international levels.
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