Art to Art is pleased to present an Online Exhibition of artist Sunchai Kongklom, sculptor from Thailand.
Thailand is an ideal place to cast brass or bronze. It has a very ancient industry that has for centuries produced sculptures for the Thai Monarchy and Buddhist temples. The land of “free men” in the old Siamese language, with its tradition and energy, Thailand is definitely the right place for any creative spirit.
Sunchai Kongklom, one of Thailand’s most talented sculptors over the past two decades, was born in 1982.
A former student of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology in Ladkrabang, Sunchai in his sculptures focuses on human expression and inner thought and instills simplicity and innocence.
In preparation for his work, Sunchai typically has no preconceived notions of its outcome, nor does he make preparatory studies before embarking on new work. He begins by throwing a lump of clay and letting his imagination carry him along spontaneously.
The artist really feels that one sculpture is the step to the next one. “It is like a game with Lego. It is work that you have already done that you can rely on to move you forward with other works”.
When asked how long it takes to complete a work, an enigmatic and relaxed Sunchai says: “If you encourage a mango tree to mature before its time, the fruit will not be delicious. It is the same with my art process.”