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About Anan

Anan Thathamma was born in Prachinburi, Thailand, in 1969, where he spent the first 12 years of his schooling immersed in Buddhist teachings and Sanskrit studies while living in a temple. It was during this formative period that he developed a profound appreciation for art, particularly religious and spiritual art.

Upon moving to Bangkok at the age of 18, Anan embarked on a journey to pursue his passion for art. Working in various roles to support himself, he sought formal art education at the esteemed Alliance Française. Anan's artistic journey reached a milestone with his debut public exhibition, hosted at the prestigious Sukhothai Hotel in Bangkok. The exhibition garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success, setting the stage for his burgeoning career.


Subsequently, Anan's artwork gained recognition within the expatriate and international community through a members-only exhibition at the British Club of Bangkok. Embraced by Thailand's King Rama IX Art Foundation, he was selected to represent Thai contemporary art on a global stage.


Anan's artistic process is deeply rooted in meditation and spirituality. Each performance begins with meditative preparation, during which he paints with his thumb, delving into a trance-like state until the artwork is completed. His paintings serve as intricate cosmological narratives, seamlessly blending figurative and abstract elements to evoke labyrinthine landscapes of the mind.


After years of exhibiting across Asia, Anan embarked on a journey to Europe to expand his artistic horizons. Immersing himself in the diverse artistic cultures and histories of Europe, he incorporated these influences into his evolving body of work. Initially catering to private collections in Europe and North America, Anan eventually developed new collections inspired by his European experiences.

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