National Artist Chakrabhand Posayakrit exhibits his masterpieces at his home/museum for the first time in 15 years
Chakrabhand Posayakrit is a living art legend. For more than five decades, he has been praised as one of the greatest Thai painters of the century, known for harmonizing traditional Thai art with modern aesthetics. His delicate brush strokes, flawless drawing and dreamy use of color result in intriguing and priceless works that usually become part of the collections of wealthy art collectors and premiere galleries. Chakrabhand’s skill, however, isn’t only limited to painting. He’s also a master in sculpture, illustration, writing (he’s the author of a series of best-selling books) and all things related to Thai puppetry (hoon lakhon lek). It’s Thai puppetry which has consumed most of his efforts in the last 20 years—his dream is to reacquaint the next generation with this national heritage.
In The Chakrabhand Posayakrit Exhibition, a retrospective showcase of the master’s works, we get the rare chance to view the legendary artist’s original paintings alongside Thai puppets from the artist’s private collection. The exhibition is so massive that the pieces will be rotated on a four-month basis.
Please note that proper attire is required. The space isn’t air-conditioned, and no parking space is provided (but you can park at Big C Ekkamai mall across the street for B30/hour).
The exhibition acts as a prequel to the opening of a permanent museum facility in Saimai next year. The museum will also feature a puppet theater.