Chatchai Puipia

Artist Bio

Chatchai Puipia (born 1964) received his B.F.A. in painting from the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts at Silpakorn University; since 1985 he has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Thailand and has received a number of prizes and awards in national art competitions. While the relationship between fire and water is explored in much of his work, his recent large self-portraits indicate a shift toward his inner conscience. He currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand.

Chatchai Puipia exhibits three provocative works, Toe-Sucking is Best (1994), Mae Chow Woi! (1994), and Something Smells Around Here (1994), all paintings that reflect Puipia’s frustration and anguish at aspects of Thailand’s newly industrializing society, focusing on a materialism which is leading to fake happiness and demeaning superficiality. (bio)

The artist’s work was also exhibited in the Singapore Biennale in 2006.

Chatchai Puipia on Artnet

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