The selected artworks

This Thai master of watercolour and oil paint is well known for his eerie paintings depicting portraits of Asian women. Pokpong often paints a stark contrast between the pale and sometimes strange colours of his subjects’ faces and the darker colours of his backgrounds, occasionally broken by vivid highlights for the lips and hair.

These portraits, painted with the sfumato technique seem to have a certain mystical veil that conceals the deep emotions within these faces. This mysteriousness, paired with a hint of sensuality, hypnotises the viewer and compels him to stare deep into the eyes of the subjects, in search of something that always seems to stay right outside of reach.