Exhibition of Winai Chaso at Insii Thai House, Maechan, on December 13th 2008.
Winai is one of the pride of the Chao Phya Abhai Raja Siammanukulkij Foundation. He is a Lahu student who comes from a very disadvantaged family but succeeds wonderfully in what he likes: Art.

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All statues of Winai are inspired by the hill tribe costumes and culture.

 

Winai uses a special technique to make certain parts of the ceramic look like metal, silver, gold, metalic blue, etc..., making his sculptures unique.

The base of the statues is more contemporary, while the figure itself is fully inspired by the culture of the hill tribes


All tribes are represented artistically.
Akha, Lahu, Hmong, Lisu, Karen...

 

 

Each sculpture is done by hand by Winai. All of them have a different charm, face, color and attitude.

 

Some of the sculptures are more metalic looking, some are more colorful.

Winai at the Suksasonkroh Maechan School.

Winai at the Belgian embassy in Bangkok

Winai was born in a small and very remote village on the Thai/Myanmar border. When he entered the Sukasasongkroh School in Maechan he could not speak Thai. He is among these underprivileged students who do want to succeed in life. His dream is to make his life and the life of his family better with art and ceramic.

Scultpures of Winai already found their place in the houses of well known persons, such as Belgian ambassador, H.E. Jan Matthysen or Privy Councellor M.R. Thepkamol Devakula.

On the day of the exhibition, December 13th 2008, 3 sculptures made for H.M. King Sihanouk of Cambodia were on display.