About the artwork
Kanitta Dongnok represents Thai culture via the painting. The woman wearing the Isan Silk is a traditional style of Silk worn by people in Thailand, being comfortable on skin. Moreover the silver jewelry worn by her helps prevent anxiety and realign your body and soul, it is also believed that wearing silver bracelets and necklaces can help them avoid catching a cold or getting sick in Thai culture.
Inspiration for work
Nowadays, there are many different kinds of costumes or clothes that people wear. Sometimes, they are influenced by other foreign countries. People dress up, do make up, do hair following the trend that was popular at the time. They are also inspired by famous singers and actors to be attractive and beautiful. As the Thai saying goes, “a chicken is beautiful because of its feathers, and a person is beautiful because of its dress”. However, the true beauty of a person is not a good dress but a good heart, and good manners. Manners are more important than outward beauty.
Get to know the artist!
Kanitta Dongnok lives in Nakhon Ratchasima Province in Northeastern Thailand. She graduated with a master degree in Visual Arts, Faculty of Humanities. She loved art since childhood. So she studied and learned until I started to feel impressed by the Thai art style. Moreover she was also interested in painting people and being inspired by the fabrics of Isan people. To create this work, she researched and learned more about it.
- Exhibited in art exhibition at Rajabhat University Nakhon Ratchasima Art Gallery at Jintanakarn Gallery, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
- Participated in the exhibition “Academic Day of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences” at Building 36, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University
- Participated in the UOB painting of the year 2019
- The “20th Painting Exhibition” at Rajabhat University Nakhon Ratchasima Art Gallery at Jintanakarn Gallery, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
- Exhibited in art exhibitions in the art project “Lamsing Hua Hin Muan Suen (ลําซิ่งหัวหินม่วนซื่น)”
- “The Best Art Thesis Exhibition 2021” at The Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand