Get to know the painting
The painting of three boys illustrates Thai culture of hairstyle in the past. According to his concept of art process, Morrakot paints Three Brothers with the value of showing pure art. Human faces can be deceptive, impure, manipulated in accordance with the state of human emotions and temperaments. Facial expression hence is not delivered in this painting to show the originality of culture purely. The silhouette around the edge emphasizes the innocence of three young males with focus on strange hairstyle for these days, Juk, Kale, and Koh, which respectively show their presence towards seer uniquely.
Thai Hairstyles for kids in the Past
There were normally 4 hairstyles for Thai kids in the past, Juk, Klae, Koh, and Pia.
Juk is popular in rich people society because it looks beautiful and cute. The bun can also be inserted with a gold, silver, swordtail hairpin or garland to show wealthy status.
Parents will shave off their children’s hair and leave them in a clump called “Klae”, which some children may have two, three, or four clumps.
Koh will leave only one clump of hair on the hair whorl, the other areas will be shaved clean.
Pia is a continuation of the Klae and Koh. When the rest of the strands start to get very long, parents will braid it into a braid and let it sway according to the child’s movements, so it won’t catch on in a bun.
Get to know the Artist ‘Morrakot Naksin’
After receiving Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts in 1993 from Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Morrakot joined an Exchange Project of Painting at the Curtin University of Technology, School of Art, Perth, Australia the following year. Then between 1996 – 2000, he studied majoring in Sculpture at Sint-Lucas Academia, Ghent, Belgium. Finally coming back to his home land, he further studied art and received his Master’s degree of Fine Art in 2007 from Chiang Mai University.
The story behind his art works
The source and inspiration came from memories in the past where he lived in the countryside,
the natural scents of the fields, gardens and canals, as well as the culture and traditions of that area and in during his later life, he had the opportunity to study at Chiang Mai University. At that time, and spent a period of time living in Chiang Mai for 9 years. After 9 years in Chiang Mai, he had the opportunity to study in Belgium for a period of time. For 7 years he have been studying various arts and cultures as well as the way of life of Europeans.
“I have been able to absorb the way of life, including the various arts and cultures of the Lanna people, the smell of nature and the beauty that I have experienced”
Form of work creation process
The concept of painting a person without a face. His Idea is that the looks are just a part can’t tell to the truth in the mind Human faces can be deceptive, impure, manipulative. according to the state of human emotions and mental habits, which are not different from wearing masks together It’s not true purity, so he want to convey the results without a face but focusing on expression of emotion feelings and gestures, various gestures, including bringing jewellery costume flowers, clothes and hairstyles are used as media. in the transmission of works
The beginning of ‘Daily Life’
“I want to present the beauty of human form. caused by the simplicity of gestures, body equipment Jewelry and hairstyles of Lanna women in the past as a medium through works Painting by using lines, colors, shapes, and spaces as the main visual elements.
beauty in arts and culture traditions in the past Attire, personality and simple lifestyle It is a good thing that should be preserved and preserved”.
“The Beauty of Simple Things” The style of the work has been cut down from the works in the early and middle ages. And people should be used in the way of living both now and in the future. The message from artist here is to remind people to force your own mind to know enough, not be greedy, satisfied with what one has, the mind will not be distracted. The beauty of the mind will arise on the basis of simplicity, society will have more compassion. The competition will be reduced. There will always be peace in society.
Group Exhibition :
1996 : De Koning van Siam, Westfries Museum, Hoorn, The Netherlands
– Snit-Lucas Accademia, Ghent, Belgium
– De Brouewrij, Museum Koekelare, Belgium
– Les Enfants du Mekong, Cultureel Centrum, Ukkel/ Brussel, Belgium
– Westfries Museum, Hoorn, the Netherlands
1999 : Gallery De Impasse, Brussels, Belgium
– Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand
– Shilpa Bhirasri Memorial Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
– Centrumvoor, Intercultureel Management, Mechelen, Belgium
2002 : Contemporary Thai- Belgium Art Exhibition, National Museum, Bangkok
2004 : Contemporary Thai- Dutch Art Exhibition ,The Queen’s Gallery Bangkok
2005 : Galeria de Arte Ryoichi Jinnai,Lima, Peru
2006 : “VISUAL DESIRES” Sunjin Galleries(s)Pte Ltd Singapore, Amari Watergate hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
– DIFFERENCEWAYS – Naresuan University Art & Culture Center, Phitsanulok, Thailand
– DIFFERENCEWAYS – Hatyaicity Art & Culture Center, Songkhla,Thailand
– The Step of Spirit, RIVER CITY COMPLEX BKK, Bangkok, Thailand
– Images of Asia And Faith, ISB community initiative BKK, Bangkok, Thailand
– “ARTIST SELF PORTRAIT”, The Silom Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
– DIFFERENCEWAYS – Eastern Center Of Art And Culture Burapha University), Chonburi, Thailand
– DIFFERENCEWAYS – Emjaroen Gallery, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
– Het Waterschapshuis, Memdemblik, the Netherlands
– Stadsfeesstzaal, Antwerpen, Belgium
– Ham- Mechelen, Belgium
1997 : Les Perles de Pluie, Brussels, Belgium
1998 : “Bird”, Zeedijk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
– “De Lanchende Monnik” Drongen / Ghent, Belgium.
– Les Perles de Pluie, Brussels, Belgium
2000 : “Centrumvoor”, Intercultureel Management, Mechelen, Belgium
2001 : Westfries Museum, Hoorn, the Netherlands
2002 : “Faith” Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, THAILAND
2003 : INVE Technologies, Dendermonde, Belgium
– Sunjin Galleries(s), Pte Ltd Singapore
– Amari Watergate hotel Bangkok, Thailand
– KAMALAYA Koh Samui ; Suratthani, THAILAND
– “The Beauty of Simple Things” La Luna Gallery, Chiang Mai, THAILAND
2008 – 2009 : “UNESCO EXHIBITIONUNESCO” Bangkok Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education request the pleasure of your company at the Opening Ceremony of UNESCO Bangkok first art exhibition featuring “PEACE OF MINE“ Paintings and sculptures by Morrakot Naksin
2020 : “The Way We Were” at La Luna Gallery, Chiang Mai, THAILAND