Kitikong Tilokwattanotai, the abstraction of feelings
Kitikong Tilokwattanotai was born in Lampang, Thailand in 1978. He lives and works in Chiang-Mai. A graduate in printmaking from the University of Chiang Mai, he moved to Sydney in Australia in 2001 to obtain a master's degree in Art & Design in 2003 from the University of New South Wales. Returning to Chiang-Mai in 2004, Kitikong Tilokwattanotai taught engraving techniques at the Rajamangala University in Chiang Mai.
In 2014, he created the Art on Paper studio in Chiang Mai. This place of residence and exhibition welcomes Thai and international artists around artistic creation using the techniques of monoprint and engraving.
Tilokwattanotai's abstract work is based on capturing and memorizing his emotions. In the series exhibited, Tilokwattanotai uses a pictorial technique based on successive brushstrokes causing accumulations of colored matter of varying thickness. The transparency and crystallinity of the lacquer layer he applies will then freeze these sediments, the texture and color of which will take the viewer into a contemplative state.
In partnership with the Arnaud Lebecque gallery