Couch Sessions Art makes its way to the Land of Smiles, to bask in the vibrant and colorful art scene of Thailand. Before we give you the modern graffiti and street art popping off, we want to look into the crossover of cultural roots that today’s art grows out of. Our first stop is Bangkok’s Art & Culture Center, which currently houses some of the most innovative pieces by Thais born and raised in a traditional rural context. They all draw inspiration from Buddha and combine traditional technique with a new generation perspective.
“Religious Demon”, stucco with pulp, tempera, gold leaf – Sakol Sutimarn
Imagination from Lanna Folk Tale “Giant”, tempera & acrylic – Thanongsak Pakwan
“Faith to the Truth”, acrylic – Teerawat Nutchareanphon
“Trallak (The Three Characteristics of Existence)”, woven hair – Thanawat Muncid
“Impermanent”, perforated leather & paint – Krissanawong Sivapramsakul
“Anodard Pond & Five Mountains”, papermache & colored lead paper – Watchara Kwangchai