Tawan Wattuya

b. 1973, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Tawan Wattuya is best known for his distinctive approach to watercolour and thought-provoking subjects. His choice of medium is a clear attempt to convey the speed and dynamism he perceives in contemporary Thai society. He consciously chooses to view his homeland from a distance, studying the social and political situation from afar in order to explore with depth and understand both his hometown and the different places he encounters. Wattuya’s paintings are always poetic, personal, but nevertheless provocative in terms of his critical engagement with current issues. He is considered today one of Thailands’ most unique and engaged painters.

His works have been exhibited extensively all over the globe, including ROUGE GALLERY: MONSTERS, VILLAINS & HELLBENT POLITICIANS (New York, 2018); QUEEN (Tokyo, 2019); HATCH ART PROJECT (Singapore, 2019).

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM BANGKOK ART BIENNALE, JANUARY 2024.

Country: Thailand