Save Thai Buffalo
New Mosaic series
For celebrating his one year anniversary, YenakArt Villa presented in June 2016 the full series of 10 photographies from the series Save Thai Buffalo by Maitree Siriboon.
The series is featuring the albino buffalo Maitree Siriboon is raising in his home-town, painted with the natural colors used in India for the sacred cows, underlining, with a strong sense of humor, that the buffalo is playing a new "decorative" role in contemporary Thailand.
This series is paying tribute to the buffalo, which helped build Thailand into a rice-farming nation, and therefore into the modern nation it is today. But now, regrets Maitree, you hardly see buffaloes working in rice-fields.
On each photo, the painting on the buffalo is inspired by a famous modern artwork or artist that Maitree preferred when visiting the western museums expressing the "cultural shock" he had when he came back to his village after his first long trip to Europe.
In addition to the full series of Save Buffalo photos, Maitree Siriboon will exhibit some of his mosaic artworks and especially one of very big size, the Issaan Tree (600x300cm).