Students of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT) superbly displayed their art ideas and won two grand prizes, and the prestigious trophy of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorm during ‘Young Thai Artists 2019 ‘ contest hosted by SCG Foundation with sponsored international training tour.
Associate Professor Dr. Somporn Thuri, Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT) revealed that the Faculty of Fine Arts had sent its students to participate in the Young Thai Artist Award 2019 competition co-held by SCG Foundation, leading academic institutions and national art agencies. The contest was considered as one of the biggest competitive events for young national artists to compete in 6 major fields, including 2D art, 3D art, photography, movie, as well as literature and music composition.
For many years, this special contest had been giving young talented artists opportunity to emerge and inspire the value of true art in various fields, and most importantly, the winners of each category will be honored to receive the royal trophy of prestigious trophy of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorm.
Representatives of RMUTT won their awards led by an alumni of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Sculpture Department who had just received a degree in August last year, Ms. Naraya Kongnonnok or “Ae”, received her Grand Prize along with a royal trophy of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorm, cash prizes, and sponsored international art tour. A 5th year young talented artist in the Department of International Music Studies RMUTT Mr. Siam Chamchoi” nicknamed ‘Good’ received a distinguished prize with cash prizes. He also participated in the ‘Young Thai Artists 2018 ‘ and won the distinguished prize as well.
Ms. Naraya described her artwork by saying that she competed her work in 3-dimensional art category with the name of “Rabum Jai” meaning the dancing heart. The technique that had been applied on this art piece was metal casting technique. The artistic figure stood firmly at the height of 37 cm with 70 cm in width, 50 cm in length. The work had been inspired by the idea that no family is perfect. That is to say, the happiness of the family did not depend on the number of the members but rather than a home with big smile and understanding among the family members. She described that her mother was solely responsible for her inspiration that brought her happiness, fun, and smile in the family. Through this inspirational idea, her golden metal was created.
“Ae” also revealed that inspired by the family, this motivational artwork could illustrate its beautiful movement that seemed floating with grace and revealed the beauty of visual elements of metal. The process of sculpturing the art piece went through many stages including brainstorming ideas, sketching lines with pencil, creating prototype, expanding scale from clay, making molds, and finally casting into metal. Its unique shapes and balance were created by artistic design principles. All in all, this art piece could not be completed without important advices from Asst. Prof. Dr. Chaiyaphot Hullamanop, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, RMUTT who was her advisor.
“I am glad to see my artwork being accepted and of course won this prestigious award. It is an honored such an honor for me and hopefully in the future, I would become one the greatest artists that could create work of art being well-known in Thailand and around the world.”
For “Good”, Mr. Siam Chamchoi who received a distinguished in music composition revealed, ‘Having composed the music really inspired me to be fun, thoughtful, and expressive. I have also been inspired by Albert Einstein’s relativity theory to conduct the music. I ask myself what it would be like to relate music with Einstein equation and how it would sound. Additionally “Good” also opened up about his art work creation saying, “I had been conducting lots and lots of research before I got the idea and its identity to make my music and at the same time I needed to find what types of musical instruments I should be using. Finally I got six of them including flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn and piano.”
“Composing the music and listening to them, imagination and understanding musical notes are very important and thus, these will help understand the meaning of what the composer is trying to express with the music. I would also like to say that I am proud to be awarded a Young National Artist in music composition for the second time in a row. Last but not least I would like to convert my appreciation to Ajarn. Nattapol Deekhum as my advisor who has been giving me valueless advices and suggestions”, Mr. Siam revealed.