The swollen head No.8
“The Bump Head”, this too shall pass. “People’s head got bump or even bumps, soon would be all recovered”, said Pranai. “Just like bad things, before long they would fade away”, added the artist.
The spoken phrase is the core concept of this painting series, “The Swollen Head”. Pranai transfer the eternal truth in such digestible way. Keeping the theme pop and light, he pictured figures amazingly to reflect the unerversual massage.
The “Style” of The “Artist”
Pranai’s artwork is of portrait. Composing the face portion that emotions would be delivered effectively through eyes, the artist said he wanted it to be like an eye contact during face to face conversation. Even now painting is his recent medium for art working, he times to times combined texture to maximize the storytelling. “I used to choose texturing as the way to storytelling, that technique was part of me as well as my work since I was studying in Burapha University and majoring in printing”, explained the artist. And like others art medium, different textures perform or deliver different feelings. That is why altogether with variation of color or shade and light, texture could generate the art experiencing to the next level.
Get to know the Artist : Pranai Kasemtavornsilpa
‘Pranai Kasemtavornsilpa’ was born in 1978, Bangkok, Thailand. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Burapha University, Chon Buri. Then further studying and receiving Master of Fine Arts, Department of Applied Art Studies, Silpakorn University, Bangkok. In 2014 Pranai was awarded the second prize for the work “Track of Life No 8”, Krungthai Art Awards. And in 2015, was awarded the Special Prize, 27th Toshiba “Brings Good Things to life” Arts Competition and his work has been exhibited widely in Thailand and Myanmar.
Recently Pranai creates and exhibits his artwork along with his two friends from Silpakorn University at Gallery Hoc, 3rd Floor at River City Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand.
- 2019 “ Affordable Art Fair Singapore ”by Art de Siam Gallery, Singapore
- 2019 “ Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong ”by Art de Siam Gallery, Hong Kong
- 2018 “ Affordable Art Fair Stockholm ”by Art de Siam Gallery,Stockholm, Sweden
- 2017 “Mosaic a Visual Journey” Exhibition by Pranai Kasemtavornsilpa, Daren Conway & Fred Scott, and Mayuko Walmsley at Villa Sangkachai @ Samujana, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
- 2017 – “King Of Heart” Exhibition, Cassia Gallery, Sukhumvit Sop 31, Bangkok
- 2015 – The 2nd Krungthai Art Awards Exhibition
- 2015 – The 27th Toshiba “Brings Good Things to life” Arts Competition Exhibition (with the Special Prize)
- 2015 – “We are east and East we are” Exhibition by Pranai Kasemtavornsilpa and Surachai Rawara, Tita Gallery @ Maya roof top, Chiang Mai
- 2015 – The Year 2015 Art Camp: Paint From Home by Creative Art Fund,The General Prem Tinsulanonda Statesman Foundation.
- 2015 – BualuangPainting Exhibition 37th
- 2015 – The 17th Panasonic Contempolary Painting Competition Exhibition
- 2014 – Krungthai Art Awards Exhibition (with the Second Prize)
- 2014 – The 26th Toshiba “Brings Good Things to life” Arts Competition Exhibition (with the Special Prize)
- 2014 – The 16th Panasonic Contempolary Painting Competition Exhibition
Solo Exhibition :
- 2016 – “October Blues 2016 ” Exhibition, Tita Gallery, Chiang Mai
- 2016 – Solo Exhibition at Villa Sangkachai @ Samujana, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
- 2016 – “Sense of Asians” Exhibition, The Blind Tiger bar and gallery, Yangon, Myanmar
- 2015 – “TRACE OF LIFE” Exhibition, Number 1 Gallery, Bangkok
- 2015 – The Special Prize, The 27th Toshiba “Brings Good Things to life” Arts Competition
- 2014 – The Second Prize, Krungthai Art Awards
- 2014 – The Special Prize, The 26th Toshiba “Brings Good Things to life” Arts Competition
- 2009 – Participating as 1 of 27 artists for the 27th anniversaries of Carabao Art Exhibition