Somsak Chaituch
Music for the Eyes - Dancing colors of Nature


date|展期 2023. 10. 14 - 11. 30
opening reception|開幕茶會 2023. 10. 14 15:00


Somsak Chaituch (1967) was born in the hills of Northern Thailand where he grew up in a small bamboo shed. At primary school his talent for drawing was first noticed. At the age of 27 Somsak came to the Netherlands to study arts. After his bachelor graduation at the Utrecht Academy of Arts, Somsak Chaituch continued his study and received his title Master of Fine Arts at the Dutch Art Institute at Twente University in 2003.

  After graduation Somsak’s career boosted with several awards and a starting stipend by the Amsterdam Foundation for Visual Arts. Just before his first museum exhibition would take place in 2007, Somsak got severely ill with a life expectance of only months. He retreated as a monk in a Buddhist temple to find peace of mind with meditation and regularity. Despite the doctors expectations, his body overcame the illness and Somsak slowly recovered. In the summer of 2013 Chaituch restarted painting. Somsak got back his joy and skills and within a few years of experimenting he found his own way to make new and unique art.

  Nowadays Somsak Chaituch works in his own studio as an abstract expressionist painter in a very identical style in brushwork and colour composition. Brilliant and warm colours and curly shaped lines refer to the nature and culture of Thailand. With his characteristically crossover identity between east and west and with his lyric between abstract and figurative, Somsak takes the observer in a dream to learn of the existences of life. The paintings of Somsak Chaituch are music for the eyes. Warm melodies and traditional rhythms blend in an abstract expressionistic style to give the observers that feeling of sparkling excitement that every powerful artwork must give at first glimpse.

  Somsak Chaituch received several national and international awards. Somsak had many solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums. Most of his works are found in private collections around the world.

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