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An interview with Chatchai Puipia

Robert Preece and Gridthiya gaweewong

CHATCHAI PUIPIA, Dok Peep, Where Does One Go After Death?, 1997, oil on canvas, 240 x 280 cm.

Throughout the 1990’s, 35-year old Chatchai Puipia has frequently participated in international art shows focusing on Asian or Southeast Asian art, and has unofficially become one of Thailand’s contemporary art representatives. His work focuses on positioning himself in a variety of physical contexts, and it has facilitated interpretations that Chatchai is critiquing Thai culture and his international art world experiences. Yet the artist suggests we use our ‘imaginative’…

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