Thavibu Contemporary Art from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar/Burma

Thai Artists | Jirapat Tatsanasomboon

Jirapat Tatsanasomboon was born in 1971 in Samut Prakarn and completed his Master Degree at Silapakorn University in 1999. Tatsanasomboon is one of Thailand’s leading artists whose works display interactions between Thai and Western culture. In the new series, the artist has become more political than ever; he reinterprets the story of Nonthok of the Thai national epic Ramakien and brings such issues as class, integrity and abuse of power to the forefront. In his past series, 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 has participated in several art shows in Thailand and also in Korea, USA, Singapore, China, India, Monaco and Argentina and also sells regularly at international auctions. Jirapat's paintings were on display at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore in 2012 in the exhibition Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal. Jirapat Tatsanasomboon is the only Thai artist who is featured in the new Thames & Hudson book: 100 Painters of Tomorrow, and the book can be purchased from Amazon.