In “Contemporary Art in Thailand”, Pingui has selected ten of the conversations with Thai artists whose painting are represented here. Their different approaches to painting, their points of view on art and brief sketches of their lives are also given in the book. These interviews combine to give a unique perspective on art from Thailand.
By far the majority of those who are interested in contemporary Thai Art, are foreigners living in Thailand or visiting this country as tourists. The rest with few exceptions are the Thai Artists themselves and the Art students in Art School and Universities. Ask these people combined are still a tiny fraction of the general public. The main aim of this book is to narrow this gap between the contemporary Thai Artists and their work on the one hand and the general public on the other.