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Prateep Kochabua

Prateep Kochabua (ประทีป คชบัว) is a surrealist artist originally from Bangkok, Thailand. He studied for a Bachelors degree in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Silpakorn University, and later worked as an art director in an advertising agency from 1984 to 1992. In 1995 he had his first solo exhibition at the Bangkok National Gallery.

The Thai Museum of Contemporary Art published its first book “Destiny to Imagination” documenting Prateep Kochabua’s surrealist paintings and inspirations. The Bangkok-based Australian art critic Andrew J West provided the text for the 176-page, fully illustrated collector’s book. The was printed for the exhibition of the same title.

Prateep has artworks in the collection of Bangkok billionaire, Boonchai Bancharongkul.

The artist credits his days working in the advertising agency for instilling a sense of discipline, logic and the ability to plan. His regimen is to create 12 new paintings a year. “Every January I sketch out all 12 pieces “to boost my energy and excitement”.

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Events

Destiny to Imagination Exhibition Prateep Kochabua

Destiny to Imagination Exhibition Prateep Kochabua

Start: 14/09/2013
End: 16/10/2013
The Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition ‘‘Destiny to Imagination’’, compiles a collection of 30 paintings created during the past two decades by Prateep Kochabua, one of the most prominent artists in the Thai contemporary art scene.

Videos

Prateep Kochabua – Snail Boat and Dragon Ship

Prateep Kochabua – Snail Boat and Dragon Ship

Duration: 00:03:45

The Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art published its first book “”Destiny to Imagination” documenting Prateep Kochabua’s surrealist paintings and inspirations. Andrew J West gives an explanation of one of Prateep’s paintings, “Prateep Kochabua – Snail Boat and Dragon Ship”.

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