As an underprivileged child in Udon Thani, Thailand, Sarwaut Kanpairee did not just dream of becoming an artist with minimal schooling in fine art. Instead the shattered the art world with the most realistic and detailed oil paintings that even the Thais, who deeply value higher education diplomas, could not ignore.
A primarily self-taught artist with his own technique and style, Sarawut transformed the traditional one-dimensional Thai-style paintings into a three-dimensional tangible world. Beyond the realism of photography, Sarawut showcases multiple paintings within a painting, emphasizing story and symbolism to create a lifelike utopia. Indeed, Sarawut is considered by many to be the most talented oil painter in Thailand, renowned for celebrating both Thai culture and mythology with realism that viewers can connect with on a profound level.
A five time participant at the prestigious Chalerm Prakiet, Sarwaut received the Royal Princess Choice Award and a special visitation from Princess Royal Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Sarawut was awarded Best of Show at the 2009 Jitagum Chalerm for the Royal Thai Police at Chiang Mai Exhibition Hall. In 2011, Sarawut received the Special Prize Award at the juried Golden Paintbrush Exhibition for His Royal Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center. He also received 2nd Place in 2015 at the national charity auction for elephants, sponsored by Arrow USA clothing line. A professional artist for 25 years, Sarawut participated in many national, juried art exhibitions in Thailand, including the Contemporary Art Exhibition at Chiang Mai Exhibition Hall, Realistic Art Exhibition at Kasikorn Bank Exhibition Hall in Bangkok, Singh Corporation 65th Anniversary in Bangkok, and Gueymai AC Pacific at Mae Jo University Exhibition Hall, Chiang Mai.
When Sarawut is not capturing painstaking detail in his realistic masterpieces, he enjoys taking a break and exploring the freedom of surrealism through his Ever Green Collection.