Veerachan Usahanun is one of Thailand’s most esteemed artists , admired by distinguished Asian and European art critics and collectors for his powerfully poignant paintings , including stunningly detailed fantasy portraits and infinitely intricate representations of the Hindi deity Ganesha.
Artist Veerachan hails from Uttaradit province in the north of Thailand. He studied at the College of Fine Arts in Bangkok before moving to Vienna , Austria , where he worked as a professional artist mentoring several of Europe’s most respected members of the European art community.
Eleven years later, Artist Veerachan returned to his homeland, and in 2000, held an exhibition of his fantasy portraits at Gaysorn Plaza in Bangkok. In 2002, Artist Veerachan unveiled his largest fantasy portrait to date , a four- meter- high sculpture painting titled , The Three Worlds , which was commissioned by the Private Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bangkok. The massive and intricate sculpture portrait on teakwood panels took three years to complete.
Master Veerachan then embarked on a unique series of works titled “The Miracles of Ganesha”, depicting the Hindu elephantine deity Ganesha in contemporary recreations of the god’s traditional postures. The collection now numbers 18 (on 2014) original works on canvas and wood. Master Veerachan’s contemporary depictions of Ganesha are powerful , stunning , erotic and thought provoking , and have further solidified his reputation among the world’s elite art collectors as one of Asia’s finest living artists.
The appeal of Master Veerachan’s works lie in the way they inspire and comfort their owners , offering new insight and answers to life’s most profound questions and quandaries with each new viewing.
Master Veerachan’s depictions of Ganesha appeal to all , regardless of any religious preconceptions , because what they depict are facets of human nature which are familiar to us all yet often suppressed.
Anyone who experiences Master Veerachan’s art is inspired, awed and given a new outlook on life; however , only a fortunate few can ever claim ownership of an original by one of Asia’s most significant master artists of this age.
Master Veerachan is currently based in Phuket, Thailand, working from his studio and gallery near Bang Tao Beach , where visitors are welcome to view the Miracles of Ganesha collection. Here , Master Veerachan draws on the inspiration offered by the sea and tropical surroundings , and continues to produce ‘miracle’ works of art.
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