Sudrak Khongpuang started her career as a professional painter 12 years ago. A prolific practitioner of the Naïve Surrealism movement, Sudrak is renown for the use of vibrant colors to document the Thai countryside and the old rural way of life. Her oil colour on canvas Modern Landscape paintings, inspired by her carefree childhood years spent with her grandparents upcountry, are a clear testament of her unique style.
A self-taught painter, Sudrak spent the first half of her professional career perfecting her techniques and discovering her distinctive style. From that moment on, her works have made their ways to public viewing – both as a part of group exhibitions and independently. Amongst her many solo showcases, the most notable are exhibitions held at the National Gallery of Thailand, the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, and the Jamjuree Art Gallery of the Chulalongkorn University to name just a few. Her paintings are celebrated by both domestic and foreign art collectors.
In 2016, Sudrak will hold her solo art exhibition outside of Thailand for the very first time at South Bay Contemporary/Zask Gallery in San Pedro, California during the months of January and February. Aptly titled “Grown-up” and inspired by her own experience – good, bad, blissful, agonizing – the exhibition will showcase both her old and new collections, enabling you to fully see her growth and journey as a professional painter through the use of more robust colors and a better balanced and well-set composition.