Get to know the artist ‘Wattanapong Yothaitiang’
‘Wattanapong Yothaitiang’ was born and, in his first 10 years, raised in Maha Sarakham province, Northeastern Thailand. Then his family moved to Phayao province. His passion toward art is within him since a very young age. And with school teacher’s suggestion, he enrolled to Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture in Vocational Certificate and Bachelor’s degree majoring in visual art at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna.
Recently living in Chiang Mai as long fascinated by the perfect blend between fertile nature and cultural richness of its alive old town. And fully Being Chiang Mai people has fulfilled his art career as well as inspiration.
The Artist’s impression
Wattanapong has chosen oil on canvas as a technique to delivers his impression toward each breathtaking scenarios, especially what’s going on above the sky. “Looking up to the only sky, there’s an endlessly stories to be discovered: circulation of season, astronomy phenomenons, or even a shifting between day and night.”, said the artist. He captured both the scene and his own feeling to be interpret through art work. Moreover, he saw art working as a journaling of a lifetime memories. “It’s like collecting sensation and impression of circumstances then storytelling with the right medium, recreating what would remind you of what you had seen or experienced”, added Wattanapong.
The Evening at Doi Suthep
Familiar with small golden Pagoda located atop of greenish mountain as daily looking from a far, this scenario would never get old to the artist. Especially in combination with an on going’s sky. “I’ve observed for quit sometimes that the evening’s sky of the transition from winter to summer would be more vibrantly beautiful”, said Wattanapong. “And the very last 10 minutes that the sun about to left horizon line, the color shifting and shadowing within each cloud would be pronouncing their saying goodbye’s performance then the grand final of the breathtaking light scene is ending the show”, detailing explained the artist. The artist collected those impression and converted them to an art work, the work that would sense the feeling and not just picture the looking.
Doi Suthep : an inspirational sacred place of the North
Doi Suthep is part of Doi Suthep – Pui National Park, the incredible landmark of Chiang Mai. Located not so far from the heart of an old but alive of Chiang Mai’s city center, this area provides visitor both cultural richness of the golden Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple and the greenish nature. Worth checking out could not be enough stating to this place.
- The 7th Mini Printmaking Exhibition, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna
- The 5th Tam Heat Toii Hoi Sala Muang Exhibition, The Chiang Mai University Art Museum
- The 60th Anniversary Celebrations of Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Accession Art Auction Exhibition, Vasu Hotel, Maha Sarakham province
- The Northeastern contemporary Art Exhibition, The 60th Anniversary Celebrations of Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Accession, gallery of Mahasarakham University
2007 The 6th Tam Heat Toii Hoi Sala Muang Exhibition, The Chiang Mai University Art Museum
2008 The 2nd “Lanna Heritage” Exhibition, Galleries Panisa
2011 The 84th Birthday Anniversary Celebrations of Bhumibol Adulyadej Art Painting Award
2015 Sarn Jai Sai Yai Silpagamma
2018 Sarn Jai Sai Yai Silpagamma
2020 “RECONNECTING” at La Luna Gallery, Chiang Mai
Solo Exhibition :
2005 “Chiang Mai Sideviews” at Sala Mae Rim Four Seasons Resort Chiangmai
- Honorable Mention Prize, The 1st White Elephant Art Award
- Excellent Prize, The 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary Celebrations of Bhumibol Adulyadej
- Excellent Prize, The 84th Birthday Anniversary Celebrations of Bhumibol Adulyadej Painting Award
2013 Honorable Mention Prize, the 717th “Muang Chiang Mai” Art Award