This year’s theme is “Art in the Sky” and the fair is expecting 30 leading galleries from Thailand, Japan, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines to attend.

Among the best-known participating artists is Spanish illustrator Joan Cornella Vazquez, who is recognised for his satirical humour towards the society. Among his w works is the mocking of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un in his selfie with a gun. His works have been exhibited around the world including at Art Basel and Miami, as well as in solo shows in Hong Kong, Seoul, and San Francisco. Another outstanding talent is the underwater photographer Suishi Niso from Tokyo. His works are well-known for their unique portrayals and their inspirations from Japanese fashion, manga and cosplay. 

Last but not least is Niam (Surachai) Mawornkanong, an acrylic painter who views art as a therapy. His exhibition last year, “A place called Earth”, was an example of how creating art was the only way he felt he was communicating with somebody, relieving the pain he was going through and connecting with the world again. 

There are also other international works to see from many leading galleries and artists around the world, such as the Clear Gallery Tokyo, the G13 Gallery in Malaysia, Joan Cornella in Spain, Peap Tarr Lisa Mam in Cambodia, The Drawing Room of the Philippines, and WE Gallery in China. Participating local galleries are Atta Gallery, Number 1, Pomme Chan, De’Lapae Art Space Narathiwat, SAC Gallery Bangkok/ChiangMai, and The Danish Room by Norse Republics.

For details, go to the “Hotel Art Fair” page on Facebook.

News Reporter

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