The Nation’s cartoonist Stephff shows off his talent for painting in a new exhibition opening this Thursday (September 7) at Galeria Sucio on Sukhumvit Soi 39.
This is his fourth exhibition but only his second featuring paintings and his latest collection explores spirituality, shamanism and the mysteries of the mind.
“I have definitely been influenced by the primitive and tribal art I collect as a hobby,” Stephff explains. “This exhibition doesn’t have really a specific story— many paintings are different – because I like to experiment with new graphism all the time so sometimes I end up doing only one single painting in a particular style and that’s it.”
The highlight of the exhibition is also his most controversial piece "Buddha from another Galaxy”, for which Stephff imagined another holy being on another planet reaching enlightenment.
“It is still very respectful and it embraces the essence of Buddhism. But it breaks the codes of representation,” he explains.
Those attending the opening party, which gets underway at 6.30 on Thursday, could go home with an original Stephff artwork, as he will be giving away 30 artworks that he doesn’t like anymore (some already framed ) in a lucky draw that is slated to start at 8pm.
In addition to the some 40 artworks priced from Bt3,000 to Bt30,000, Stephff will also showing one of his wood sculpture totems.
Works by a Turkish photographer are also on show.
The gallery is located at 36/4, Soi Sukhumvit 39. Find out more at Facebook.com/SucioArtGallery/