Visakha | Morakot Naksin

$ 8,500.00

With Naksins known interest in Buddhism, he titles this artwork after a part of rich Buddhist history. Visakha is the name of a young wealthy woman who was alive during the time of Buddha. She was considered as the cheif female patron of Buddha. Naksin envisions this idea and expresses it through the silhouettes of the women presented through this large size oil on canvas painting.

Technique : Oil on canvas
Style : Fine Art
Year created : 2010
Size : 150 W x 217 H x 3 D cm
Frame : Not framed

Morrakot Naksin, an artist who represents modern Thai style featuring traditional inspired themes on his oil on canvas’s painting. After receiving Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts from Chiang Mai University as well as studying in Europe, his art form was shaped to be his first edition signature’s style. Nevertheless, he is further pursuing his Master degree and developing his style for the better way of expressing and delivering meaning.

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Description

Get to know the Artist

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in 1993 from Chiang Mai University, Morrakot joined an Exchange Project of Painting at the Curtin University of Technology, School of Art, Perth, Australia the following year. Between 1996 – 2000, he studied Sculpture at Sint-Lucas Academia, Ghent, Belgium. Finally coming back to his home land, he further studied art and received his Master’s degree in Fine Art in 2007 from Chiang Mai University.

 

The story behind his artwork

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 during his later life, he had the opportunity to study at Chiang Mai University. At that time, he 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 has been studying various arts and cultures as well as the way of life of Europeans. Throughout his 7 years there, he had learned arts both directly and indrectly, exhibiting his artwork around Belgium as well as The Netherlands. 

“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”, He states.

Morrakot had created his signature Art form by improving the traditional Thai Lanna style he familiared himself with during his time in Chiang Mai. Experiencing working with such master creation like ancient paintings, he picked different elements from shapes, outlining technique, symbols, cultural clothing as well as hair style for further art experimentation. He mixed up those Northern Thai elements by the time he was in Europe. Finally the first edition of his art form was published.

Get to know the Art

Visakha Bucha is now a religious holiday where Buddhists will visit the temple and pay their respects – the day follows the full moon of the 6th lunar month so there is no fixed annual date. It commemorates the birth, death and enlightenmnet of Buddha, a very significant day in Buddhist history. To celebrate this day, a Vien-Thien ceremony is held at a temple, where attendees will walk 3 rounds around the temple in clockwise direction while holding candles and jossticks to pay their respects. Buddhist temples will light up with sparkling glimmers of luminosity from the burning fire of the candle around this time of the year.

Group Exhibition :

1996 : De Koning van Siam, Westfries Museum, Hoorn, The Netherlands

1997

  • Snit-Lucas Accademia, Ghent, Belgium
  • De Brouewrij, Museum Koekelare, Belgium

1998      

  • Les Enfants du Mekong, Cultureel Centrum, Ukkel/ Brussel, Belgium
  • Westfries Museum, Hoorn, the Netherlands

1999 : Gallery De Impasse, Brussels, Belgium

2001           

  • 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

2007               

  • 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

2008           

  • DIFFERENCEWAYS – Eastern Center Of Art And Culture Burapha University), Chonburi, Thailand
  • DIFFERENCEWAYS – Emjaroen Gallery, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Solo Exhibition :

 1996

  • Het Waterschapshuis, Memdemblik, the Netherlands
  • Stadsfeesstzaal, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Ham- Mechelen, Belgium

1997 : Les Perles de Pluie, Brussels, Belgium

1998 : “Bird”, Zeedijk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1999    

  • “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

2006    

  • Sunjin Galleries(s), Pte Ltd Singapore
  • Amari Watergate hotel Bangkok, Thailand

2008

  • 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

Additional information

Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 217 × 150 × 3 cm