About this Thai Contemporary Art – Arati
This one of a kind Thai Contemporary Art painting is the one and only original work by Mr.Chatchawan Rodklongtan. He is one of the most talented and reputable artists in Thailand at the moment. Mr.Chatchawan is from Bangkok and born in 1974. He graduated from Rajamangala University, Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts. His most honourable reward is the Grand Prize from the Beppu Asia Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2007, at Oita Beppu Art Museum, Beppu city of Japan.
This beautiful Arati woman painting is his inspiration from the Lord Buddha’s life story. At the time before the Buddha attened Enlightenment, Mara Demon (มาร), tried to prevent the Buddha to reach Nirvana by sending his beautiful 3 daughters to seduce him. The daughters are Tanha : ตัณหา (Thirst or Material attachment), Raga : ราคะ (Desire and Lust), and Arati : อรติ (Hatred and Discontentment). According to the legend, the 3 beautiful ladies were stripping in front of Buddha. Yet, they fail to entice him.
The main point of the story is in order to gain the absolute spiritual liberation or Nirvana, one must let go of worldly possession, desire, and hatred. Because, these three things (the three daughters) are the cause of our sufferings. The artist brings the mix of traditional style with the contemporary art onto the work. He uses light and shadow to play the part in expressing his imagination.
Royal Thai Art provides free of charge domestic art delivery to your door all over the country. Yet, we ship Thai paintings worldwide with the most suitable couriers. This original Thai contemporary art comes with a solid pine wood frame and well covered with plastic bubble wraps and packaged in a carton box. It is ready to hang on wall when arrived with installed hangers behind the painting.
The actual painting might be slightly different from the display image due to camera light and/or brightness of screen monitors. Likewise, due to the nature of being handmade and hand-painted, each canvas art reproduction may slightly vary in brush details.