Chatchai Puipia (Thailand)

Mae Chow Woi!, 1994
Oil on canvas
150 x 110 cm.
Private Collection
Something Smells
Around Here
, 1994
Oil on canvas
200 x 100 cm.
Collection of the artist
Toe-Sucking is Best, 1994
Oil and acrylic pencil
and newspaper on canvas
200 x 180 cm.
Collection of the artist
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 Tokyo, Japan.

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.