Thai Artists | Jirapat Tatsanasomboon
Jirapat Tatsanasomboon was born in 1971 in Samut Prakarn and completed his Master Degree at Silapakorn University in 1999.
Tatsanasomboon is one of Thailand’s leading artists whose
works display interactions between Thai and Western culture.
In the new series, the artist has become more
political than ever; he reinterprets the story of Nonthok
of the Thai national epic Ramakien and brings such issues as
class, integrity and abuse of power to the forefront. This
makes the series not only relevant to the on-going political
crisis in Thailand, but also universally elsewhere. In his
past series, his heroes
are depicted in a distinctive Thai setting and are often seen interacting with traditional Thai heroes and mythical figures, most of whom are characters in the
Ramakien (Ramayana). Jirapat
also takes on well known icons spanning from old master
paintings to stars in the entertainment industry and
American superheroes and puts them in a new, Thai context. Jirapat has participated in several art shows in Thailand and also in Korea (2003), USA (NYC, 2006),
Singapore (2008), China (Olympics, 2008), India (2009),
Monaco (2010) and Argentina (2010). Jirapat's paintings
were on display at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore in
2012 in the exhibition Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal.
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