La Lanta Fine Art Gallery in Sukhumvit 31, Bangkok, is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “Complete”, by Songrit Dokbua, a newly discovered Thai artist. The exhibition is part of the art gallery’s Young Programme.
Songrit, pictured, attended the opening of “Complete” on Saturday November 26th. "To me, Thai boxing is a sport of completion," said Songrit. "Over centuries, the skills and wisdom are developed and handed down from one generation to the next. It is the art that preserves that Thai culture at its strength and this inspires me. I am impressed by elements that constitute this. Thai martial arts, traditional music, wisdom of movements, respect to one's body and mind, adherence to a senior's preachings and belief in morals and discipline. The idea moves me and I felt charged with free spirit when working on these drawings."
Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.
Songrit earned a master’s degree in visual arts at Silpakorn University, and has endeavoured to express his art by being in tune with his inner self.
This is his first exhibition, and it features a series of expertly drawn representations of Thai boxers in action. Passionate about the sport, Songrit observes and analyses the fluid motion of boxers in the ring, and then interprets his observations onto paper and occasionally canvas. The exhibition will run until January 6th.
La Lanta Fine Art Gallery is open from 10am to 7pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays.