The concept of artwork
“Human beings always suffer from their own emotions; greed, anger, wanting and clinging to things. When everything is not as they want, the endless suffering has occur.
In my work I left all the factors that cause suffering. They will maintain only the feeling of quietness and emptiness which will give the relaxing sensation throughout my painting.
I chose to draw natural scenery as i want the audience to reconsider about “The meaning of life”. Composing with trees, grasses, rivers, earth, reflects that all things arise, exist and die as it is the principle and the truth of this world” – Kanchai Sangphet
Get to know artist
Kanchai Sangphet is known as Cake, a 22 years old young talented artist from in Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in Painting and Media Arts at KMITL (King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang) was born and living in Thailand. His artwork is all inspired by the natural scenery of countryside he encountered.
Experiencing with suffering has led this young Sangphet to follow the spiritual discovery of life with Buddhist Dharma in finding the truth of life. His inner exploration allows him to find peace in his mind and convey the lesson and the truth of life into the painting!
What is your inspiration making art?
“Back to when I was a kid, at that time, I normally draw but I didn’t feel like to do it much. However, until I went to high school, I study in the science-mathematic program in order to study in a good university and have a good life after graduating studying life.
Nevertheless, I actually don’t feel like i’m really into it and I am not happy with it at all! So I decided to go to a special art class for a few months. It made me realized that it was much happier than anything i used to studied.
After that, I went to study in Fine Arts Program at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang for my Bachelor’s. I started to understand art in a certain level and would love to continue my career path in this way”- Kanchai Sangphet
When did you seriously start making art?
“I started making seriously the artwork, since I was during the second year. I was suffering a lot from thinking about the concept of making one of each artwork and couldn’t figure out what to do. I tried to study many stories and find many inspirations from many things . But then it made me realized that the more I tried, the more i find nothing. I began to embrace my suffering and saw it in another point of view. This is when I started to study Dhamma and understand myself in a deeper level and understand the truth of life which became my inspiration of making my artworks seriously” – Kanchai Sangphet
What do you see yourself in the future?
“For now my only plans is to continue being an independent artist and continue to develop my skill and keep painting the landscape concept of nature. In the future, if there is a good opportunity in the art industry that match with my path, I would consider to catch that chance. However, I currently like to focus on ‘Now’ first”