Interview: Somsak Chaituch | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Somsak Chaituch

Interviews | June 12, 2017 |

Interview Somsak ChaituchImage courtesy of Somsak Chaituch

Interview: Somsak Chaituch

 

Luca Curci talks with the artist Somsak Chaituch, the winner of Painting category of IT’S LIQUID INTERNATIONAL CONTEST 4TH EDITION 2017.

Somsak Chaituch (1967, Northern-Thailand) became a Master of Fine Arts at Twente University (2003, Netherlands). He is an abstract and figurative expressionist artist that combines both eastern and western art. Warm melodies and traditional rhythms blend in abstract expressionistic themes of nature that still refer to the warmth and colours of his origin. Brilliant and flat colours give his paintings that joy the observers need to see in art, that feeling of sparkling excitement that every powerful artwork must give at first glimpse. Chaituch received several international awards and had many solo and group exhibitions in museums around the world.

 

Interview Somsak ChaituchImage courtesy of Somsak Chaituch

 

Luca Curci – Has the artwork presented been created for the contest or as a part of preexisting works?
Somsak Chaituch – It has been in advance as a part of a large serial of artworks inspired on landscapes.

 

L. C. – Please tell me what are you working at right now.
S. C. – I am still working on this group of about 20 works  (180×140 cm)

 

L. C. – What is art for you?
S. C. – Art is what doesn’t exist yet.

 

Interview Somsak ChaituchImage courtesy of Somsak Chaituch

 

L. C. – How is being an artist nowadays?
S. C. – Being an artist means you have to stay close to yourself; Keep working in the same concept. I don’t focus on selling but now I am only interested in showing what art is for me.

 

L. C. – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
S. C. – I was born in a poor family living in a small bamboo shed in Northern Thailand. I worked hard to get to Europe for a study. I was lucky to get the opportunity to study Art in The Netherlands and after my Bachelor of Fine Arts I got my Master Fine Art in 2003. In 2006 I almost died from an liver illness. But I recovered by meditating in a Thai Buddhist Temple were I was a monk for one year. In 2013 I started painting again.

 

Interview Somsak ChaituchImage courtesy of Somsak Chaituch

 

L. C. – What is your creative process like?
S. C. – I just start painting with some faint idea but the concept is growing more and more in detail while painting.

 

L. C. – What do you think about It’s LIQUID Platform?
S. C. – I don’t know this organisation well yet. It looks well organized and I hope to have the opportunity to get to know you all more by meeting in person soon.

 

Interview Somsak ChaituchImage courtesy of Somsak Chaituch

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