Featured works by: Boonmee Sangkhum  Thai  

Buddhist philosophy is at the heart of Sangkhum's mezzotints. The mezzotint technique requires the artist to very finely texture the entire surface of the plate even before the first mark is made. This is done with a specialized tool called a rocker which is worked over the plate in many directions. It can take weeks, or in the case of Sangkum's monumental mezzotints, months to complete. During this slow, repetitive process he reflects on happiness, solitude, and concentration all while surrounded by the forests and fields of the countryside outside of Chiang Mai. Sangkhum doesn't listen to music or allow any other distractions during this time, instead he meditates following in the Buddhist tradition which promises meditation will lead to understanding in this life and peace in the afterlife. 

Boonmee Sangkhum : Kra Chao Toong Thong at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Kra Chao Toong Thong

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2007
Edition : 30
Size: 39 x 28 inches
Price: $1800.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Watermelon at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Watermelon

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2011
Edition : 30
Size: 24 x 31-1/2 inches
Price: $1450.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Lotus Leaf No.1 at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Lotus Leaf No.1

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2002
Edition : 30
Size: 10 x 14 inches
Price: $400.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Lotus Leaf No.2 at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Lotus Leaf No.2

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2002
Edition : 30
Size: 10 x 14 inches
Price: $400.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Pods of Lotus No.2 at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Pods of Lotus No.2

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : 30
Size: 8 x 12 inches
Price: $400.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Pine Seed at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Pine Seed

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2012
Edition : 49
Size: 29-1/2 x 41 inches
Price: $1800.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Essence, Truth, Reality No.16 at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Essence, Truth, Reality No.16

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2012
Edition : 49
Size: 29-1/2 x 41 inches
Price: $1800.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Essence, Truth, Reality No.13 at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Essence, Truth, Reality No.13

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2011
Edition : 49
Size: 41 x 29-1/2 inches
Price: $1800.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Essence, Truth, Reality No.17 at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Essence, Truth, Reality No.17

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2013
Edition : 49
Size: 41 x 29-1/2 inches
Price: $1800.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Essence, Truth, Reality No.20 at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Essence, Truth, Reality No.20

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2013
Edition : 49
Size: 29-1/2 x 41 inches
Price: $1800.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Essence, Truth, Reality No.24 at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Essence, Truth, Reality No.24

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2013
Edition : 49
Size: 41 x 29-1/2 inches
Price: $1800.00

Boonmee Sangkhum : Sirindhonwanlee No.1 at Davidson Galleries

Boonmee Sangkhum

Sirindhonwanlee No.1

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2015
Edition : 29
Size: 40 x 29-1/2 inches
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