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Destiny to Imagination – Artist hand signed (Hard cover)


By Prateep Kochabua
Writer : Andrew J. West
Editor : Jack Clontz
Size : 24.5  x 30.5 cm
Weight : 1.464 kg. / 176 pages

Bilingual Edition : English and Thai
Special for collector only 49 copies.

Free print of paper of Prateep kochabua  with artist hand signed,
when purchased Destiny to Imagination which have artist hand signed.

During Covid-19 crisis the shipment
would be delivered within 2-3 months.

SKU: 9786167858050 Categories: Books, Books & Gifts

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Destiny to Imagination: Prateep Kochabua documents the works and inspirations of one of Thailand’s premier artists, the tiger of Thai art, Prateep Kochabua. This fully illustrated book delves relentlessly into Prateep’s fantastical artworks, into a universe populated by contorted supernatural creatures and luscious nude goddesses—evocative figures borne of Prateep’s emphatic imagination and artistic intuition—that are strangely inspired by the most mundane material and everyday occurrences. Covering Prateep’s entire career beginning with his graduation from Silpakorn University up to the present, Andrew J. West’s text peels back the layers of mystery shrouding the canvases of the Thai surrealist —or simply “Thai Sur”—artist, revealing for readers and art-lovers the inspiration for many of the artist’s most significant artworks. Exploring this book is comparable to a voyage in a vessel in a painting by Prateep, travelling with him along the artist’s journey. By taking this journey, the reader will explore more than just the artist’s psyche, as Prateep’s art contains more than mere metaphors related only to his own life. The metaphors are shown in Thai Surrealist Life II : Prateep Kochabua to serve a dual function, since they are also allegoric of humanity’s journey through life toward death, and reveal something of the extraordinariness inherent in the commonplace.