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ART GALLERIES IN BANGKOK THAILAND ...fine contemporary paintings. ...Thai, Chinese, Japanese artists

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"LETTER FROM HANOI" Watercolor by Somboon

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Celebrated Thai watercolor artist Somboon Phungdorkmai visited Hanoi 5 times and stayed there more than 150days altogether in the past 2 and a half years. She spent a lot of time and studying the scenery with a great deal of zeal and the feeling of culture and life.  This is probably  the reason why her works always catch viewer’ heart.   This Hanoi Letter series, we find she had interested in street workers in Hanoi more than sceneries. Her observation towards street workers is always warm and gentle.  You can see her observation toward people with passion is so detail and brilliant. Impressionable brush move will touch to those who see her works.

In her breathtaking Angkor Wat Series, Somboon amazed us with marvel stone building of  Angkor.  Somboon painted beautiful lines of roof and buildings in  Luan Praban, Laos. The Canal of Ransit series, she painted disappearing canals and house along the canal under early morning misty light. And now, Hanoi.  Her high compassion towards disappearing South East Asian countries.  She made large size of painting with r acrylic on Canvas.   This time her exhibition included her French husband Andre Lurde’s photographs of Hanoi.  Somboon is always caring sketchbook and black pen. Although she is perfect cerebrated artist, is still not stop practice her skill and wondering how to express common subject effectively and differently form other artists. 

 

Art lovers and collectors will have noticed, in Somboon’s past work, that she uses a unique watercolor technique, in which, parts of the paper on which she is painting are left white; the parts of which form lines of objects, or highlight objects.  Somboon has the creative genius of letting the paper work for her and this can be seen in many of her works in this exhibition.

 

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the Huk Bridge 75x55cm

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bicycle 2 75x55cm

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Hanoi Market

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Hang Ma Street, Hanoi 56 x 43
 

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Two bread sellers

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Grilled Fish 42x56cm

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDRE LURDE

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