Thai Fine Art Ltd’s summer shows in Edinburgh and London.
Thai Fine Art Ltd., the Edinburgh-based online art gallery and shop founded and directed by the young art historian and entrepreneur Victoria Khunapramot, will showcase their dynamic, professional, contemporary Thai painters from Bangkok and Chiang Mai from Sunday 22nd to Wednesday 25th July, 2007, at the Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh’s New Town, and again in London at the Arndean Gallery, 23 Cork Street, from Monday August 27th to Saturday September 1st, 2007.
Thai Fine Art Ltd’s offering includes modern interpretations of traditional Thai themes, contemporary and abstract acrylics, Buddhist images and much more, all of which are purchased personally by the gallery from talented, young, professional painters living and working in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The vibrant expression of these dedicated artists struggling in a developing economy to express themselves, their faith and their heritage through their art appeals to an ever-increasing and appreciative international public.
Lynchpin of Thai Fine Art Ltd’s collection is the unique fusion style of Kitti Narod, whose Thai imagination draws on Australian aboriginal techniques to create buoyant compositions that intrigue the mind and delight the eye. Kitti handles a vivid tropical palette or more muted, misty tones as he dips into forest, flower or seascape scenes enlivened often by creatures great and small in his delicate, intricate compositions. Abstracts and collage complement Kitti’s varied offering, which is studied in a rare English publication dedicated exclusively to this artist and his place within the contemporary Bangkok art scene.
Kitti Narod’s work currently hangs in galleries and homes throughout the UK, in Ireland, Canada, Australia, Venezuela and his native Thailand. His commissioned work for a large, international corporation will soon be appearing in publicity and promotional campaigns all over the UK. Amongst other Thai Fine Art featured painters, Bunpan, whose modernised traditional Thai themes sell well for the gallery, was recently engaged in painting murals for the new Bangkok International Airport, whilst Sittidech’s delightful cats and dogs hang in private collections in Italy and Australia as well as in Thailand, the ROI and the UK. Conservation concerns reinforce the appeal of Thai Fine Art Ltd’s elephant painters – not painters depicting elephants but rather elephants themselves that live under the care and protection of Northern Thailand’s elephant conservation parks and paint flowers, trees, dot and line compositions and even elephant portraits. Thai Fine Art Ltd buys these tempera on paper works directly at full price from the conservation camps where the paintings are joyfully created before the eyes of a delighted public during the elephants’ twice-daily shows. This income helps provide for the elephants’ food, shelter and medical care, so that your purchase of one of these striking pieces helps support the elephant park as well as providing your home or place of business with an engaging conversation piece.
Visiting a Thai Fine Art exhibit, where east meets west in a harmony of luminescent colour, is a refreshing, stimulating experience, a delight to the heart, mind and eye, and definitely not to be missed.