BANGKOK — Dueling loves for Thai music and vinyl drove one artist to canvas to reflect their charm and cultural context.
At “Story from Thai Records,” vinyl albums are not just for capturing melodious music, but the culture and lifestyles of each period. That’s why Pichit Tangcharoen raised his brush to paint the outstanding beauty and Thai zeitgeist of various issues raised by traditional, folk and Luk Thung music.
The 60-year-old artist’s twin passions for music and collecting classic Thai and international vinyl gives him the perspective to see the arc and evolution of music culture and society for over half of his life.
The exhibition launches at 6:30pm on Feb. 7 and runs through March 26 at Ardel Gallery of Modern Art on Boromratchonnee Road, opposite the Thonburi 2 Hospital.