CHAHN'S IMPRESSION 2011 นิทรรศการศิลปะโดยชาญ สุธาราพงศ์
May 31st - June 26th @ Rotunda Gallery at Nelson Hays Library
Chahn Sutarapong graduated from Chung Ling High School in Penang, Malaysia while studying art under two well-known Malaysian artists. He also took correspondence courses offered by the Washington School of Art and the British Institute of Careers.
Chahn began his career as an artist in advertising agencies as visualizer/ illustrator prior to joining the Bangkok Post's creative department in 1974.
He left the Bangkok Post in 1995 to pursue his painting full time. Moreover, he used to teach art at the Japanese Association Art Class in Thailand for quite some years.
Occasionally, Chahn paints portrait and nude, but most of the time is reserved for his more laborious landscape painting.
He paints quickly, on the spot, which gives hiis landscapes a freshness and vibrancy, catching the mood of the moment. He paints "anything which impresses him" but it is light and shade that you see when you gaze at his timeless scenes of moored barges and Cha Praya river life.
His works can be seen in the finest hotels and the offices of prestigious companies.
In fact over 10 of Chahn's paintings have been bought by the Oriental Hotel to decorate the hotel's Royal Suite. Another 20 or so of his paintings have been acquired by Samaggi Insurance to hang in their offices.
Adding an international note, Phillips also acquired some of his paintings to print in their 1989 calendar. In fact Chahn's evocation of Thailand's warm play of light can be seen in homes in Japan, Paris, Malaysia, Switzerland, the US and South Africa.
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