Wirat Tamnimnuan

Wirat Tamnimnuan

Wirat Tatsanasomboon is well known for applying Thai art styles to paintings featuring interactions between East-West and Modern-Traditional. Born in 1971 in Samut Prakarn, he earned a Masters degree from Silapakorn University in 1999. He appropriates images and icons from well-known European masterpieces and inserts identifiable Thai iconography as a commentary on Thai society by re-interpreting the celebrated master paintings and using them as ‘camouflage’. His heroes are depicted in distinctive Thai settings, interacting with traditional mythical figures from the Ramakien (Ramayana).