Artwork by Nopparat Khumpai
The wall sculptures made by the hands of Nopparat Khumpai enchant with their lightness and their weightless forms. The sculptor succeeds in capturing the playfulness of filigree nature in his metal objects. Growing up on the fruitful banks of the Chao Phraya River in the centre of Thailand, it was his supposed destiny to follow into his father’s footsteps and cultivate the rich soils. But Khumpai recognised early on the aesthetic value of the nature, that surrounded him so lushly. After graduating from the local village school, he decided to learn the craft of the sculptor and worked in various workshops of regional artists before it took him to the lively city of Bangkok, where it is easier for an artist to make money and he can live off his passion. Still, he often longs for the blooming fields and free air of his homeland. The nostalgia is his most important source of inspiration, and that is how the stunning wall sculptures are created as a loving homage to his childhood.
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