Thursday, 29 October 2009

Source of inspiration of the day: Chatchai Puipia

I love the auto-portraits painted by Chatchai Puipia, an artist from Thailand.  The violent feelings are depicted with so much sincerity and intensity that it is hard to support his gaze, but still, I am overwelmed by the complex beauty of these paintings.  
Chatchai Puipia, "Siamese Smile: May I Come In?" 
1995, Oil on canvas, 200 x 220cm, collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT)



Chatchai Puipia, "Siamese Smile", 1995


The small and abundant lines create a movement that echos the instability conveyed by the anguished gaze and the forced grin. Meanwhile, the bright colours and flowery surroundings intensify by contrast the pain expressed by his facial features, the composition resulting in a beautiful torment.


I have not been able to find the title of the first painting yet, if you can identify it, let me know.

3 comments:

  1. Siamese Smile: May I Come In?
    1995, Oil on canvas, 200 x 220cm, collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT)

    Hope that helps. :)

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  2. Thank you very much for this information!

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  3. Siamese smile 11[roman numerals 2] : May i come in?

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