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Wal Chirachaisakul

Born 1990 in Bangkok, Thailand

Lives and and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Bio

Wal Chirachaisakul studied at the College of Fine Art, and graduated in Graphic Arts at the Painting and Sculpture Faculty at Silpakorn University, both in Bangkok, Thailand.
Wal got the first printmaking competition award in 2011 “Fourth Prize” The 8th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints (2011) and won prizes from many country such as Japan, Taiwan, Russia, Canada, Thailand by mezzotint technique.

After he graduated in 2014 he built his house to be a gallery and printmaking studio called Kalwit Studio & Gallery in the center of Bangkok city. He worked as a curator, Art director and then pass his gallery business to his brother. Then he turned back to become a full-time artist in both oil painting and mezzotint techniques.

Wal Chirachaisakul believes people especially current generation are monetarily driven and mistaken it for a remedy of their unhappiness in life. He very often in his art uses dark hue to symbolize how distanced those people are from enlightenmen. The artist resorts to gothic and surrealistic approach which results a tensed mood in order to convey his message better.

Being brought up in a darker environment, the dark mood of his works seems somewhat relatable and almost familiar to Wal. Despite all the negatives, the artist wishes that his artworks are nothing more but serve as a remembrance and awareness of this alarmimg phenomenon which are upon us.

The subject metaphorically represents false hope to those who longed for eternal peace and tranquility. Hence, explains the endless chase for materialistic and wordly desire.

Education:           

2001 Assumption College
2006 College of Fine Art
2009 Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University

 

Exhibitions & Prizes:

2011. “Fouth Prize”The 8th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints 2011, Japan

2011. Silver Medal-the 28th Exhibition of Contemporary art by Young Artists 2011, Thailand

2012. The 3rd NBC Meshtec Tokyo Screen Print Biennial., Japan

2012. Art Exhibition "LANDING" at Brown Sugar The Jazz Boutique,

2012. The 17th DA DUN Fine Arts Exhibition in Taichung City, Printmaking 2012, Taiwan

2012. "Bronze Medal" National Exhibition of art in Thailand :Print Making 2012,

2012. Silver Medal-the 29th Exhibition of Contemporary art by Young Artists 2012, Thailand

2012. "PRINT Resonance"Musashino Art University Museum & Library 2012, Japan

2012. "Second Prize" Young Thai Artist Award 2012, Thailand

2013. the Second International Mezzotint Festival-2013 biennial exhibition, Ekaterinburg, Russia

2013. Guanlan international Print Biennial-2013, China

2013. the 59th National exhibition of art, Thailand

2013. 80 year old Singha beer by Boon Rawd Brewery at Siam Center 2013, Thailand

2013. Silver Medal-the 29th Exhibition of Contemporary art by Young Artists 2013, Thailand

2013. 16th Biennale Internationale De La Gravure De Sarcelles 2013, France

2014. 9th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition, Japan

2014. The International Biennial Print Exhibition, R.O.C. 2014, Taiwan

2014. 17th Germen International Exhibition of Graphic Art Frechen., Germany

2014. Silver Prize: AMARA Stay with Art, Thailand

2015. Sumlub13 Group Exhibition at Draftboard co-working space

2016. LEOPOLIS-International Mini Prints Exhibition of Graphic Arts, Ukraine

2016. Origin of light (Origenes de la luz) : Mezzotint prints resonance project at Mexico

2016. Point of Views exhibition at GALLERY LOUIZA ANTWERP, Belgium

2018. Mezzotinta Internacional Exhibition, Mexico

2018. "Carpeta Grafica de Mezzotinta" Exchange, Mexico

2018. “Price of Life” Solo exhibition by Wal Chirachaisakul at Kalwit Studio & Gallery

2018. "171003" Queen's Gallery Bangkok

2018. "True will" Exhibition at Chin's Gallery

2018. "PRICE OF LIFE" solo exhibition at G13 Gallery, Malaysia

2018. "FACE VALUE" group exhibition at G13 Gallery, Malaysia

2019. Silapix Grand opening exhibition

2019. "ADD Project" at Bridge Art Space

2019. Hotel Art Fair 2019 at W Bangkok