One of Thailand's most renowned artists, Chuang Moolpinit, wants you to enter "The Twilight Zone", his biggest exhibition of new work in a decade.
The Twilight Zone will be on display at The Queen’s Gallery from Sunday until April 30. The gallery is located on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue and opens daily, except Wednesdays, from10amto 7pm. Call 02-281-5360/1 or 02-230-2701.
On at The Queen's Gallery on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue, the exhibition features up to 70 of his new works.
The veteran artist is famous for his intricate drawings which harmoniously combine traditional Thai drawings with contemporary arts, portraying the concepts of nature, life cycles, and philosophy. Sometimes he reimagines the themes of religion and literature, resulting in a wide variety artworks, all based on the concept that "Nature is a great teacher". This has been a major inspiration throughout the five decades since his graduation from Silpakorn University, where he honed his artistic abilities with Prof Silpa Bhirasri.
Chuang is also recognised for his famous Buddhist-themed sculptures such as Phra Buddha Abhaya Mongkol Smangi given to all provinces by His Majesty the King to commemorate the Bicentennial Anniversary of Rattanakosin, Phra Buddha Mujalintabhujakupta at Pho Thong Temple, bas reliefs decorating the Maha Chedi at Dhamma Mongkol Temple, and many other masterpieces which are now part of private collections at many private organisations.
Chuang began his career in arts with drawings for book and magazine covers and illustrations such as Siam Samai, Chao Krung, and Fuang Nakhon, where his freehand drawings earned him popularity and fame. He has written pocket books called Writing Humans and The Human Crowd, the latter offering various perspectives related to nature, human defilement, art, virtue, and religion, based on a belief that once the world is deprived of morality, human's greed will peak, and then humanity will inevitably come to an end. Among the artworks to be on show are oil paintings titled Horses, Tigers, Daydreaming, Life Cycle Waves and Kanesh's Ride.