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Thai Neotraditional Art (Hard Cover) – only 10 pieces, artists hand-signed


English Writer : Andrew J. West
Thai Writer : Pimphan Hansrisakul
Size : 30 X 30 cm.
Weight : 2.244 kg. / 244 pages
Bilingual Edition : English and Thai

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


SKU: 9786167858043 Categories: Books, Books & Gifts

10 in stock


Thai Neotraditional Art is a quintessentially Thai art practise that emerged from the late 1970s to the early eighties, but which has roots reaching back into earlier historical periods of Thai artistic expression and the religious traditions and cultures that predate them. This book, Thai Neotraditional Art, explores this rich historic background and the milieu that lead up to the establishment of the movement before surveying six of its most important practitioners: Chalermchai Kositpipat, Panya Vijinthanasarn, Sompop Budtarad, Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul, Thongchai Srisukprasert and Alongkorn Lauwatthana.

Neotraditional does not mean hyper-conservative or reactionary to avant-garde art. Conversely, within the conventional framework and Buddhist doctrine, Thai artists freely amalgamate all kinds of stylistic fusions including traditional mural art, Hindu-Buddhist mythological painting, Flemish art, British art, fantastic realism, surrealism and pop in order to interweave alluring surfaces that seduce viewers into the realm of imagination, with a virtuosity and unpredictability that reflect the multifaceted qualities of Thainess.