The Toot Yung Art Center is proud to include for the first time this year Thai contemporary sculptor Sommai Ma-on as one of its represented artists. “Reminiscence”, a selection of old and recent works, will give an overview of the artist’s refined body of works. Sommai’s sculptures are infused with Thai history and folk tales inducing an ageless feel.
Clay from the Sukhotai grounds, teak wood from primary Thai forests, natural pigments such as turmeric or crushed bones are elements commonly found in Sommai’s sculptures. The elegant and simple lines of his works are also a memoir of Thailand’s rich cultural past, with features often evoking Buddhism, death and ephemerality.