Artist: Tawan Wattuya
Tawan Wattuya was born in 1973 in Bangkok, Thailand. Tawan Wattuya is best known for his distinctive approach to watercolour and thought-provoking subjects. His choice of medium is a clear attempt to convey the speed and dynamism he perceives in contemporary Thai society. He consciously chooses to view his homeland from a distance, studying the social and political situation from afar in order to explore with depth and understand both his hometown and the different places he encounters. It is clear that Wattuya’s paintings are always poetic, personal, but nevertheless provocative in terms of his critical engagement with current issues. He is considered today one of Thailand’s most unique and engaged painters. His works have been exhibited extensively all over the globe. ROUGE GALLERY: MONSTERS, VILLAINS & HELLBENT POLITICIANS (New York, 2018); QUEEN (Tokyo, 2019); BANGKOK ART BIENNALE (Bangkok, 2020); HATCH ART PROJECT (Singapore, 2019 & 2021). Tawan Wattuya currently lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand.