Chayanich Muangthai

b.1987, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Chayanich Muangthai, also known as Seafear, is fascinated by the tactile qualities of paint and its ability to convey her message of the beauty of change and belonging. Her paintings create an illusion of motion and transformation, featuring heavily layered acrylic and polymer applied with modified piping bags, construction tools, and her hands. Seafear’s signature technique produces nuanced metaphors of the human condition, with compositions ranging from floral to Thai landscapes.

Her experimentation with acrylic paints and polymers showcases a commitment to pushing beyond the boundaries of traditional painting techniques. Using nature as a metaphor, Seafear aims to convey a sense of vulnerability and desire for change, reflecting on her personal struggles with societal structures that limit freedom. Her work offers a unique approach to painting, expanding the artist’s commentary on Thai society through the blending of beauty, resilience, and a message of resistance.

Seafear has exhibited throughout Thailand and internationally in Portugal and China. Some notable exhibitions include; ‘Black and I’, DOB Hualamphong Gallery, Bangkok (2011); 9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Alijó, Portugal (2018); and 4th Guanlan International Print Biennial China at Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzhen (2013).

Biography information from Hatch Art Project, May 2023

Country: Thailand
Social Media: @_seafear_