As a practicing Buddhist, Sittichai Pratchayaratikun believes that
everything is impermanent, that the world is a combination of naturally
occurring and human-created things, and that all these circulate
around the same cycle of life - becoming, growing, deteriorating
and passing away.
In his expressive semi-abstract works of art, Sitthichai explores
the essence of living and non-living things, and the relationship
between spirituality and materiality.
Sittichai employees perspective and lines to depict the three-dimensional
quality of objects, such as piles of steel, screws and nuts ordinarily
used in the construction works, along with the absence of life forms
in his artworks. The artists imaginatively creates mysterious and
unnatural landscapes to challenge the viewer.
His early printmaking works concentrated on geometric forms, nature
and architectural elements. "Temple" and "Ambition" exhibit this
architectural-based orientation and reveal Sittichai's desire to
explore the subconscious. It is a personal trademark to his art,
including the absence of doors, which in his images suggest an invitation
to come inside, spiritually rather than physically.
This talented, young artist is a popular instructor in Graphic
Arts at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, where he obtained his Masters
degree in Printmaking.
As the recipient of a number of international honors and awards,
Sittichai's success is confirmed and he is strongly contributing
towards the interesting future of contemporary Thai art.