The concept behind this art piece
We all have another world. It is a world that we form our thoughts. It is a world apart from the real world of everyday life. The world is full of beauty, dreams, and images floating in the air. Khongpuang grasped it and created another world in her heart. She liberated the color on mood and trance images for a moment, until the picture in her heart became increasingly clear.
She invites us to her beautiful world where she is inspired by our abundant and lively nature. The fragrance of Celestial flowers adds to the serenity of the pond. Khongpuang uses a vibrant colors to paint lotus flowers presenting liveliness of our tropical nature. There is an abundance of lush greenery and beauty is in every leaf of the plant. The contemplation of this piece will give a feeling of happiness and relaxation to your home!
What is weaver birds?
Weaver bird is any of a number of small finch-like birds or any birds that are noted for their nest-building techniques using grass stems and other plant fibers to build their homes.
What is Celestial flower?
Celestial flower is a heavenly little wildflower found in wet flatwoods and freshwater marshes and swamps. It has a dainty violet color giving a nice contrast on the greenery leaves.
Get to know the artist – Sudrak Khongpuang
Sudrak Khongpuang is a Thai artist who started her career as a professional artist in 2003. A prolific specialist of the surrealism movement, Khongpuang is renowned for the use of vibrant colors to document the Thai countryside and the old rural way of life. Her oil colors on the canvas are modern landscape paintings, inspired by her carefree childhood years spent with her grandparents upcountry. Later, she focus on research on the use of Buddhist content as her creative inspiration. And now she is continuing to develop artwork making in the subject of the changes in today’s global society.
Khongpuang received a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and a master’s degree in art education from Burapha University, a well-known university in eastern Thailand. And then she decided to seriously focus on working fine arts to become a professional artist.
She spent the first 6 years of her professional career perfecting her techniques and discovering her distinctive style. Ever since then her artworks have been shown to public viewing – both in solo and group art exhibitions. Amongst her many solo showcases, the most notable are exhibitions held at;
- South Bay Contemporary/The Loft Art studio&Gallery in San Pedro, California USA
- Sola Gallery in LA, California USA
- Artemis Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia
- Pallarax Art Fair in Kensington Hall, London UK
- La Fenice Art Gallery, Hong Kong
- The National Gallery of Thailand
- The Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Thailand
- The Jamjuree Art Gallery of the Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. etc.
In addition, Khongpuang has been invited to be the residency artist of South Bay Contemporary in the United States of America (USA) and had two solo exhibitions were included, 1st in 2016 and 2nd in 2018. The most recent solo exhibition, “A Tale of Two Shores” at SoLa Gallery in Los Angeles city, was chosen as the first highlight of the year 2018 in the EasyReaderNews’s review, publishing media of the USA.
And in 2021, she has been selected as 1 of 9 artists from around the world. To publish interviews and artworks in a special issue of “LandEscape art review” magazine distributed worldwide.
Her paintings are celebrated by art collectors and her exhibitions are praised by the public and media, both in newspapers, magazines, and television by both domestic and foreign.
2001 Master’s degree of Art Education (GPA 4.00), Burapha University
1998 Bachelor’s degree of Art (Second Honor), Burapha University
1994 High school graduates, Piboonbumpen Demonstration School Burapha University
2020 “Celestial Dream”, Joyman gallery and River City Bangkok
2019 “The Colour of Life”, Charmchuri art gallery of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
2018 Selected as an artist residency and the solo art exhibition “A Tale of Two Shores”
at SoLA Gallery, California, USA
2018 Duo art exhibition Sudrak Khongpuang & Sanamchai Puangraya
“Tempus & Vita”, Yuyuan gallery at Long 1919. Bangkok
2017 “Haven”, Number 1 gallery, Silom rd., Bangkok
2016 Selected as an artist residency and the solo art exhibition “Grown up”
at South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, California, USA
2015 “Mother Nature”, Pandora art gallery, Silom rd., Bangkok
2014 “I’ll Spread my wings”, Koi art gallery, Sukhumvit 31, Bangkok
2012 “Keep in mind”, Charmchuri art gallery of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
And K Village Sukhumvit 26, Bangkok
2012 “Once”, The National Gallery, Chao-fa rd.,Bangkok
2011 “Imagination of _Remember”, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok
2011 “Beautiful of Life” at 9 Art gallery, Chiangrai, Thailand
2010 “Travel in my mind” at Liam Gallery, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand
2004 “Beginner” at Mix boss Gallery, Chonburi, Thailand
Awards and Group Exhibition
2021 Selected as 1 of 100 artists worldwide to publish the work in Bruxelles Art Vue “Power of color”,2021 edition is the art book of Belgium.
2021 The 1st International Environmental Biennale “Compatibility Issues” digital art exhibition online, Kaunas, Lithuania
2021 Selected as 1 of 6 female artists from around the world to the art exhibition “HERE COMES THE SUN”, La Fenice Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2021 The 1st International Environmental Biennale “Compatibility Issues” online digital art exhibition, Kaunas, Lithuania
2021 Selected as 1 of 9 female artists from around the world to the art exhibition “HERE COMES THE SUN”, La Fenice Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2021 Selected as 1 of 9 artists from around the world. to publish interviews and artworks in a special issue of the LandEscape art review magazine
2021 “Unspeakable Secrets” by 15 artists, RCB, Bangkok, Thailand
2020 “Exposition D’art Miniature” by 60 artists, Los Angeles, California, USA
2020 “N-O-A-H” by 8 Artists, 333 Gallery Anywhere, 30 Warehouse, Bangkok
2020 “HUMEN NATURE DREAM AND IMAGINATION” by 4 Artists, River City Bangkok
2019 “Parallax art fair,2019″, Kensington Hall, London, UK
2019 “CA101, 2019”, Redondo Beach, California, USA
2019 “The Relations”, Joyman gallery, Bangkok
2019 “Nude”, G23 art gallery, Bangkok
2019 “Talk about dog”, RBC Artery, Bangkok
2018 “Ta-Toe”, Playground DD Mall, Bangkok
2018 “Open your eyes open your mind” 12 artist 12 art works, Changchui, Bangkok
2016 International art exhibition “Equilibrio : Balance”, Artmis Art Gallery, White Box, Publika, KL, Malaysia
2016 “Mother nature”, Sathorn11 art space, Bangkok
2013 “Art Street”, Major Ratchayothin, Bangkok
2013 “Flower Party”, Esplanade Art Gallery, Bangkok
2010 Design Logo for Independent Commission on Environment and Health ICEH
2010 “Artist & Designer Creation”, SCG Experience, Bangkok
2009 “New Ecologies” Sheraton Pattaya Reasort, Pattaya, Chonburi
2008 “Nude” Exhibition show, Silom Galleria, Bangkok
2007 Thai tradition painting on wall in Siam room at Siam Museum Learning of Nation, Bangkok
2005 “Just the sun Group 5th ” Exhibition show, Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya, and at Eastern center art and culture museum, Burapha University, Chonburi
2005 “APP’S US”, Ayothaya Contemporary Gallery, Ayudthaya
2004 “1st Art Exhibition of Amata Foundation” Exhibition show, Amata City, Chonburi
2004 “Just the sun Group 4th ” Exhibition show, Eastern center art and culture museum, Burapha University, Chonburi
2004 Support Award of Sculpture, The Stock Exchange of Thailand, Bangkok
2003 “Just the sun Group 3rd ” Exhibition show, Chamjuree museum, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
1996 2nd winner Award of Sculpture for set at Lamtan beach, Sansuk municipality, Chonburi
1991 Art Activity agent of Satit School of Burapha University to participate in “Satit-United”, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
1987 Honor Student of Fine Art Activity of Satit School of Burapha University
1985 Support Award of Painting in Children’s Day, Sriracha municipality, Chonburi
1984 Top Award winner of Painting in Children’s Day, Sriracha municipality, Chonburi
Article in Book series “Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists”
2020 “The Visitor” in Artist, Art & Story: 2020 Book # 12 Coordinated by Karrie Ross
2019 “Power of Belief” in Artist, Art & Story: 2019 Book # 11 Coordinated by Karrie Ross
2018 “A Tale of Two Shores” in Artist, Art & Story: A Moment in Time, 2018: International Book # 10 Coordinated by Karrie Ross
Publications, Reviews & Interview
06/2021 Private Interview in a special issue of the LandEscape art review magazine, worldwide media
12/2020 Interview “The way of artist”, Production by Por dee frame, Thailand
06/2019 “The Colour of Life” Solo art exhibition is broadcast on Channel 7, the national TV in Thailand
08/2019 “The Relations” group art exhibition interview in Fine art Magazine of Thailand
12/2018 “Art in review: a few memories from 2018” By Bondo Wyszpolski / Easy Reader News, USA
07/2018 Duo Art Exhibition “Tempus & Vita” / Post Today Newspaper
03/ 2018 “Thai Artist Sudrak Khongpuang returns to the penninsula” By Bondo Wyszpolski / Peninsula Magazine, USA
02/2018 “Thai artist holds residency at Zask Studio in RPV” by Alyssa Wynne / Peninsula Newspaper, USA
01/2013 Interview on “Guest’s Chair” / Siam Town US, USA
07/2016 “Grown Up” / Fine Art Magazine of Thailand, Vol.13, No.125