Kitikong Tilokwattanotai is a Thai contemporary painter and printmaker whose abstract works are based on capturing and memorizing his emotions. In his most recent series, the artist uses a pictorial technique based on successive brushstrokes, creating accumulations of the colored matter whose thickness varies. The transparency and crystallinity of the layer of lacquer that he applies will then freeze these sediments whose appearance and color will take the spectator into a state of contemplation. Tilokwattanotai studied engraving at the University of Chiang Mai. After graduation, he moved to Australia, earning a Masters in Art & Design in 2003 from the University of New South Wales. He is the founder of C.A.P studio - Chiang Mai Art on Paper, a fine art printmaking studio producing limited edition, hand-made prints in collaboration with Thai and international artists.
Featured image: Kitikong Tilokwattanotai - Red
Bark, 2020 (detail). Acrylic and lacquer on canvas. 27 3/5 × 23 3/5 × 1 1/5 in.
70 × 60 × 3 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy 193 Gallery