Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition
“The Thai Impression - 4 Printmaking Masters’ Works”

Date of publication: 15/08/2013
Type: Exhibition

The exhibition “The Thai Impression - 4 Printmaking Masters’ Works”, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macao S.A.R. Government, in collaboration with the Printmaking Research Center of Macau, will open on the 23rd of August, Friday, at 6:30pm, at the Old Court Building, located in Avenida da Praia Grande. The exhibition features 59 works by Thailand’s four top printmaking artists, namely Thavorn Ko-udomvit, Puttipong Prasarnphan, Tinnakorn Kasornsuwan and Vimonmarn Khanthachavana.

In recent years, Thailand has been sparing no efforts in promoting arts education, thus fostering a flourishing development in art, of which printmaking is an excellent example. Thai printmaking creation shows a genuine character: while drawing many references from European and American innovative printmaking techniques, it is able to retain its own traditions and still seek improvement. The result is a mature printmaking art, featuring diverse stylesand an exotic and culturally unique Thai flavor, which has drawn world attention and been rewarded by Thai and international art circles alike.

The four masters featured by this exhibition are acclaimed printmakers in the Thai art scene, who have received awards in international printmaking competitions. It is fair to say that their production represents the pinnacle of Thai printmaking art. Moreover, their works explore a variety of themes in diverse printmaking techniques, from traditional woodblock and waterprints to lithographs andhigh resolution mixed technique laser prints. The exhibition offers an opportunity for appreciating these prints harmoniously blending tradition and modern technology, allowing visitors a glimpse of the current development ofThai printmaking art and a feeling of its artists’ rich creativity and infinite imagination.

The exhibition “The Thai Impression - 4 Printmaking Masters’ Works” runs until the 20th of October at the Old Court Building, located in Avenida da Praia Grande, daily from 10am to 7pm. Admission is free admission.