Camouflage by Jirapat Tatsanasomboon



Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Camouflage with new paintings by the Thai artist Jirapat Tatsanasomboon on 18 September - 10 October, 2010.

Jirapat is well known for applying a pop-art style to his paintings which often feature interactions between the East-West and Modern-Traditional. He appropriates images from well-known European masterpieces and inserts readily identifiable Thai iconography as a commentary on Thai society by re-interpreting the celebrated master paintings and using them as 'camouflage'.

















Jirapat Tatsanasomboon was born in 1971 in Samut Prakarn and completed his Master Degree at Silapakorn University in 1999.

Jirapat is well known for applying a pop-art style to his paintings which often feature interactions between the East-West and Modern-Traditional. He appropriates images from well-known European masterpieces and inserts readily identifiable Thai iconography as a commentary on Thai society by re-interpreting the celebrated master paintings and using them as 'camouflage'. His heroes are depicted in a distinctive Thai setting and are often seen interacting with traditional Thai heroes and mythical figures, most of whom are characters in the Ramakien (Ramayana). Jirapat also takes on well known icons spanning from old master paintings to stars in the entertainment industry and American superheroes and puts them in a new, Thai context. Jirapat has participated in several art shows in Thailand and also in Korea (2003), USA (NYC, 2006), Singapore (2008), China (Olympics, 2008), India (2009), Monaco (2010) and Argentina (2010).

Exhibition on 18 Sept - 10 Oct, 2010

at Thavibu Gallery











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