Get to know the artist
“When I was young, I’ve always loved to sketch and illustrate — studying has never been the main focus for me,” recalls the artist. This became the reason Rangsrithammakhun decided to pursue art for his university degree – out of passion and drive. Growing up, he idolized the world renowned Leonardo Davinci; he saw awareness of surroundings the artist has reflected through his creative work, which he found impressive. “Although the answer may not seem so enthralling, I still think da Vinci is a well-rounded man, a great designer,” The artist states.
Rangsrithammakhun has a fond liking towards Egyptian art form – which has successfully narrated the people in different sizes and in obvious and unique techniques. “My concepts have influenced by two parts together: one from Buddhism in the matter of karma and the rotation of endless death, while the other part is knowledge about science such as atoms or the basic particles of everything,” To him, this forms a small detail in unity where it makes it seem as though everything we see, smell, taste, and feel is made of the same thing. A preferred method for him is oil paint because the texture is still fresh even when dried and finished. It can also create the weight of the color scheme that the artist intends, when made thoroughly.
“The charm of a work of art is that it’s meant to feel like a letter sent out for recipients to interpret,” The artist expresses. The endless texts in the letter and the message that results from it itself is like a letter that the recipient can interpret. The text in the letter is endless, and sometimes the person who created the letter himself returns to reflect upon those old letters they created at a brief time of their life. In a timely nature, those letters would no longer be interpreted the same, as the author would’ve viewed it from an altered perspective. “I had a loose idea of making a story about immortality but thought that it would be disliked by many Buddhists because it contradicts the teachings of the Buddha,” he recounts his thoughtful experience. “But thinking about it, it was about the uncertainty of life and if life is uncertain then how can we be so sure that it is impossible to be immortal? Well, when it’s uncertain!”