Lot 65 | 20 February 2022




LOT 65


B. Thailand 1934 – 2014

Floating Market, 1970’s

Signed “Prayat” on lower left

Oil on board

45 x 60 cm

Private Collection, USA

RM 5,000 – 12,000

Compared to the former lot, this work by Prayat Pongdam is vivid, robust with colour and possesses a dreamlike quality to it. This is another rendition of the floating market in Thailand, from a different angle, if you will. Pongdam’s studies in painting began under the tutelage of Prof. Silpa Bhirasri at Silpakorn University. Pongdam continued his education at the Academia di Belle Arti di Roma in Italy in 1961. He was declared an artist of distinction for his printmaking in 1981, and was awarded the title Academico Onorario Classe Incisione from the Italian government through the L’Accademia Florentina delle Arte del Disegno. His artworks explored ideas of nature, ways of life, and the Thai rural spirit through simple human and animal symbols expressing themes of warmth, affection, and love.