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Home-Sawan Umansap

Home-Sawan Umansap (A.K.A. Nai-Kong), born in 1982 in the countryside of Chumpae district, in Khon Kaen province. Home-sawan had discovered his own appetite in art since he met Mr.Boonlear Laoporn, his very first art teacher in junior high school. With his teacher’s great support and guidance, Home-sawan had been practicing art ever since. Unfortunately, his family quite disagreed with his single-minded plan to become an artist. 

To pursuit degree in Fine Art, he even ran away to Bangkok to study at College of  Fine Art, at Ladkrabang. It took his family around a few years to open up to the path he’d chosen. Then, Home-sawan had continued his bachelor’s and master’s degree at the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphics, Silpakorn University respectively. Right after he’d received his Master’s degree in 2008, he had an opportunity to launch his first solo exhibition ‘Life’at National Gallery, Bangkok. Home-sawan had been working as a lecturer in the universities for a few years before reconsidered his career path and made a very big move to 
become a full-time artist as he always wanted to be.        

Home-sawan painting these subjects by using Chinese brush stroke like Zen Art. It got along very well with the technique and style the folk artisan used in the primitive mural paintings or banners (Pa Pra-Bot) in Isan region. With this combination, he’s developed his own signature which he’s called ‘Contemporary Isan Folk Art’.

Biography
Born 1982, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Education
Continuing PH.D in Fine Art at Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphics, Silpakorn University
M.F.A. Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphics, Silpakorn University
B.F.A. Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphics, Silpakorn University

Solo exhibition
2019            “Shape of Heaven”, Number 1 Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2018            “Beyond Bliss” by Bangkok Art Biannale, One Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
                    “Soul&Body”, Dhamma Baramee Hall, Chachoengsao, Thailand
2016            “The Returning Tide”, River city, Bangkok, Thailand
2015            “Wing of Paradise”, Modern Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
                    “Pleasing Scent”, The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
                    “Lucky Number”, M Gallery, Singapore
2014            “Supernatural”, M Gallery, Singapore
                    “Growing-Up”, Modern Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2013            “Light and Shadow”, M Gallery, Singapore
                    “Contentment”, The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2012            “Phantasmagoria”, M Gallery, Singapore
                   “Esan Image”, Jim Thompson Farm, Nakhonratchasima and Bangkok, Thailand
2011            “Esan Image”, Jim Thompson Farm, Nakhonratchasima and Bangkok, Thailand
                   “Banners”, Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
2010            “One Stroke Painting”, Jamjuree Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
                    “Generalreativity”, Krabi Contemporary Art Museum, Krabi, Thailand
2009            “Reflections of life”, Museum of Culture, Khon Kaen, Thailand
2008            “Life”, The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Group exhibition
2012             “55 Artists & 55 Faiths”, Galerie Pansia, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2011             “The 60th Anniversary of Lao-Thai Diplomatic Relations”, Ratchatani Sriwanalai Art gallery, Ubon Ratchatani,                             Thailand
                    “Art of Kingdom (Lok Ron Yen Dham)” by Thai Artist Group at the Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2008              Art Exhibition, Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives, Bangkok, Thailand
2007             “Artist Self Portrait by 400 Artist”, The Silom Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
                    “The Beauty of Religious Art by Thai Artist Group”, The Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok Thailand
2006              Thailand Petroleum Authority Art Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand

Honors
2011           Award for ‘Contribution to Thai Art and Culture’ by the Ministry of Culture
2005           2nd, 23rd Young Thai Artist Award
2004           Special Award, 8th Panasonic Contemporary Art Competition Sponsor Award, 22th Young Thai Artist Award
2003           1st and Special Award, 7th Panasonic Contemporary Art Competition
2001           1st Oil Painting Competition, Silpakorn University
2000           1st Vocational Student Sculpture Competitio

Exhibitions :

Go to Shape of Heaven นภากาศ

Shape of Heaven นภากาศ

by Home-Sawan Umansap

4th - 25th May 2019


Artworks :

เกศา Ke-Sa (meaning head, royal word), 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 190x120 cm.
เกศา Ke-Sa (meaning head, royal word), 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
190x120 cm.
นภากาศ Shape of Heaven, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 190x240 cm.
นภากาศ Shape of Heaven, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
190x240 cm.
ชโลธร Chalotorn, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 190x120 cm.
ชโลธร Chalotorn, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
190x120 cm.
ดุสิต Dusit, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 150x110 cm.
ดุสิต Dusit, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
150x110 cm.
ธนูมือ Thanu-Mue, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 150x110 cm.
ธนูมือ Thanu-Mue, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
150x110 cm.
บัลลังก์เมฆ Throne of Clouds, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 155x115 cm.
บัลลังก์เมฆ Throne of Clouds, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
155x115 cm.
มิตรอารีย์ Mitr-Ari, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 115x155 cm.
มิตรอารีย์ Mitr-Ari, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
115x155 cm.
เวสสุวรรณ Vaisravana, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 150x110 cm.
เวสสุวรรณ Vaisravana, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
150x110 cm.
สุดแผ่นดิน Sud-Phandin, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 125x95 cm.
สุดแผ่นดิน Sud-Phandin, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
125x95 cm.
แสนสมุทร Saen-Samut, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 125x95 cm.
แสนสมุทร Saen-Samut, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
125x95 cm.
ฮิปคเน Hipganesha, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 150x110 cm.
ฮิปคเน Hipganesha, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
150x110 cm.
นภาลัย Napalai, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 220x190 cm.
นภาลัย Napalai, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
220x190 cm.
พนมรุ้ง Phanom Rung, 2019, Colored pencils on canvas, 220x190 cm.
พนมรุ้ง Phanom Rung, 2019
Colored pencils on canvas,
220x190 cm.