It is a great grace when His Majesty King Kanitthathirat Department of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn opened the exhibition and presented awards at the event. ‘White Elephant Art No. 10 and 11’ under the topic ‘In Dream’ and ‘Thai People Let’s Get Together’ organized by Thai Beverage Public Company Limited to give artists an opportunity to And art creators have created contemporary art pieces to expand to the perception of the wider society. Through the presentation of works of painting, sculpture, print and mixed media, without limitation on techniques and materials. Both in the form of concrete (Realistic) or the art of appearance (Figurative Art) which tells the story from the concept of each artist.
and due to the epidemic situation of the Covid-19 virus As a result, the 10th White Elephant Art Exhibition could not be held as originally scheduled. Therefore, it is necessary to bring the works from both contests to be exhibited together this year. There are 21 works of art under the topic ‘Dreams’ and 35 works of art submitted for the year 2022 contest under the topic ‘Thai people can get together’.
Mr. Nitikorn Kraivichien, Director of the Arts and Culture Promotion Project, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, said that “White Elephant Art Contest It was born out of the good intentions of Thai Beverage Public Company Limited with the objective of searching for new generations of Thai artists with outstanding artistic skills. in creating realistic art (Realistic) and Figurative Art
For the White Elephant Art Fair No. 10, the work that won the White Elephant Award is ‘Swim in Sleep’ by Khun Lakorn Phuangbubpha, receiving a cash prize of 1,000,000 baht. 500,000 baht, CEO AWARD award, including ‘Dream Zoo’ by Sermsak Tamee, received 250,000 baht in prize money.
Khun Lakon Phuangbubpha, winner of the White Elephant Award for the 10th time, revealed his inspiration for the painting. ‘Swimming in Sleep’: “Coming from a mother-in-law who is mentally confused. She often tells stories of reality mixed with the world of dreams, such as misplaced objects. Animals and creatures in surreal form This work uses the technique of metallurgy, deep grooves, which is a technique that we are good at. It takes a period of 4 months to produce a piece of work.”
and the White Elephant Art Fair No. 11, the work that won the White Elephant Award is ‘The Power of Sunflower’ by Khun Ananyot Channual, receiving a prize of 1,000,000 baht. The winning prize is ‘Whoever arrives at the chan house must be welcomed’ by Khun Manat. Yakitprasert receives a prize of 500,000 baht, the CEO AWARD award is ‘Home Home (Boon Baan Hao)’ by Khun Yerinda Kaewsuwan, receiving a prize of 250,000 baht.
Ananyot Channual, winner of the White Elephant Award for the 11th time, owner of the work ‘The Power of Sunflower’, revealed his feelings that “I am very happy and honored. who received this award giving encouragement to do the next work For this piece of work, this is my 4th piece submitted to the white elephant art contest.
“For the work of the Sunflower Power Created with sunflowers and red cloth ideas. that shows love, hope, cheerfulness and liveliness graceful strength It is like another encouragement for Thai people to go through the present time together. In this work, using techniques oil and acrylic paint on linen It took a period of 1 month to produce the pieces. I would like to thank the White Elephant Art Project. that made me and my friends I have continued to continue my art work.”
Conducting the White Elephant Art Contest It started since 2011 and has continued to work every year. In 2022, it will be the 11th contest under the theme ‘Thai people can get together’ for artists who want to work together. Create works of art to show craftsmanship and creativity. by interpreting from the given problem which each artist participating in the contest They all create interesting works in impressively different styles and ways. and has been well received
For the 10th time, there were 289 artists who submitted a total of 330 pieces of work, and the 11th time, there were 135 artists who submitted a total of 150 pieces of work and the works that were selected to participate. Shown in the exhibition, a total of 56 pieces.
The 10th and 11th ‘White Elephant Art’ exhibitions, titled ‘Dreams’ and ‘Thai people can get together’ are open to visitors. From April 26 to August 28, 2022 (closed every Monday) from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. free of charge at the exhibition room, 9th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Center.