Untitled | Unchalika Kaewjan

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Fascinated by animal’s movement within nature, Unchalika Kaewjan or Milly captures those dynamic scenes and redistributes them on an action of tempera, water, and canvas. The figure might not perfectly nor rightly pronounce an anatomy. But it’s enough as a medium to represent an ongoing motion. This time is about the fight between wild boars and monkeys. Fierce looking faces express how violent this circumstance could be. Moreover, mouth-opening of each figures well deliver the sense of hearing aggressively loud noise to audiences. Milly chose to blur certain point with her special water sweeping to further emphasize an ongoing motion. The technique mention gave the soft and mild looking to the picture contrasting with the vigorous display. She kept a monochromatic look to her artwork as always and created the depth by using each color’s own depth. “The key is an intensity, it’s the same theory as shade and light”, stated Milly. By looking in to Milly’s artwork, you’d definitely feel the blowing wind and the shivery ground sand.

The core massage behind every art creation

Every living creatures would left marks both intentionally and unintentionally once spending one’s life time on this only earth. Certain marks indicate certain circumstances and refer back to those continually rhythmic movement prior. Like fighting for living that represent various motion. Which the created rhythm, shaped forms, and dynamically swaying movement are all fascinating that only eyes perceiving nor another sense experiencing would never be enough.

Technique : Colored pigment on marl surface

Style : Fine Art

Year created : 2022

Size : 45 W x 52 H x 2 D cm

Frame : Not framed

Unchalika Kaewjan or Milly, a Thai young artist who graduated her bachelor of art’s degree from the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University. As fascinated by animals as was inspired by certain exhibited artworks during university’s year, not the figurative anatomy but a movement of life, she uses her art space to distribute them using tempera pigments with the help of water on brush strokes. She creates monochromatic setting that as full of energy as the depth within. Nowadays, she lives by this philosophy saying “Today, I have recognised the beauty of living beings and have found one truth: that all living beings struggle in their own way, causing movement, fighting, and transitions. Even though I can’t see it with my own eyes, it has inspired me to create works that resemble that split second.” Not only that she reflects this thought within her artworks but also keep developing technique in detail to best suit each expression. 

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Not naming her artwork as usual, Milly distributes a furious fight scene between wild boars and monkeys. She aimed not to  present the correctly realistic species but a full of emotion’s movement. Moreover, the artist meant to expressing certain mood through dynamic, rhythmic, yet swaying of shape and form she perceived from nature. “I created artwork as aiming to transfer the feeling through color and canvas. I’m not telling story so it’s no need to be understand. I prefer it to touch people, not to tell people”, added the artist.

Why’s animals

“During my years at university, I try different kind of figures from human, still life objects to sceneries. But none of them could express my inner emotion right. Then out of one day that I went to exhibition as part of my off class study and research, that showcased animal artworks was hit me with inspiration. From this display, I became very invested in animals and picked up on its different details to slowly build my own personal take of animals through art,” She recalls. “The concept of my art lies within the motion of the animals and its natural movements. I find that the beauty of animals lies within the nature of their movement and behaviour. It presents such a candid take on the subject matter,” Kaewjan explains her concept.

When asked about her obsession with monkeys, she confirms her liking towards them — something she picked up from the art gallery in Japan as well. “My intention isn’t to copy or mock them, I am just simply fascinated by their manoeuvring,” she explains.


The technique that the artist uses is powder paint. This type of colour was chosen because it well reflects the emotion that she aims to communicate. The appearance of the colour is opaque and pigmented, making them matte once layered. “I actually used to use oil paint as well, but the problem was that it dries down too slowly and the smell is too strong,” Kaewjan adds. As for the foundation, a chemical glue is mixed with white powder paint as it works better on smooth surfaces. The foundation layer is then a very important part of the work. “I chose to use a half-ancient technique, which is powder paint. Traditionally, setting the foundation with white clay and tamarind isn’t that effective. I found that using modern art equipment works a lot better and produces the same results,” The artist shares. 

As for staining and using water to do so, the artist feels that this communicates fluttering emotions. During this process, she is still figuring out how to maximize its effectiveness but one of the main points is self discovery. After, she would be left with a monotonous piece of artwork, which she would normally modify by adding a pop of colour to some spots. This is an add-on to the process in which she finds elevates her work even more. The inspiration behind this stems again from the Japanese gallery she attended; this is how she built the charm in her artwork. With these influences, she adds only a few colours that are suitable and would fit with the tone of the painting — doing so adds a glimpse of light to the monotone shades and creates contrast without having to accentuate any sketches. This makes her pieces intentionally unrefined, which strays away from the typical conventions of Thai fine art, immediately putting her works under a category that may feel more modern.


2019 Bachelor of Art, Faculty of Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University


N72 art thesis exhibition by Bachelor’s Degree students of the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic arts, academic year 2019 at H.R.H Princess Sirindhorn art gallery, Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic arts, Silpakorn University, Sanamchandhra Palace Campus 


2016 รางวัลยอดเยี่ยม การประกวดศิลปกรรม  

2016 ยุวพัฒน์ ครั้งที่ 23

2017 รางวัลรองชนะเลิศ ประกวดวาดภาพศิลปะเด็กและเยาวชน สันติประชาธรรม

2018 Second Prize,Drawing and Paintings category for young adults, PMAC2018 World art contest

2019 Winner Award, Thailand Young Artists: Our country, our future2019, Word Bank Group

2020 Third Prize Drawing and Paintings category for 18-25 years old, PMAC2018 World art contest

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 52 × 45 × 2 cm


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