Chiangmai Mail reporters
“cooking” the enameled master pieces, and the result.
French artist Paul Beckrich has been invited to Thailand
by Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz of Belgium and Weerapong Boonklieng.
He arrived in Chiang Rai in early January to start preparations on his next
exhibition of sculptures entitled ‘People of the World’.
The whole project has been organized in collaboration
with the Rotary Club of Maechan to give the artist the opportunity to share
his knowledge with 20 Thai students interested in sculpting. Until mid
February, these students will be learning a technique rarely seen in
Thailand, which could orient them towards a new art form.
The project will close on February 19, at an exclusive
garden party at Insii Thai House Maechan. All of Paul Beckrich’s work will
be available for purchase on that date, with the proceeds going to the
Smiling Child Scholarship Fund. The Fund, established by Rotary, provides
educational scholarships for children who have lost their parents due to
Paul Beckrich’s sculptures follow three main directions
– movement, expression and visual aspects of the earth – in accordance
with the sculptor’s desire to create figures inspired by ancient
By mixing various minerals in order to obtain enamel, a
technique he mastered perfectly many years ago, he also creates the
impression of metallic-like colors.
Beckrich, the successful artist from the south of Paris.
It is this particular technique that has made the
Beckrich sculptures such a success in Paris and elsewhere in Europe. In
addition to the exhibition itself, one item will be auctioned off that
Paul Beckrich will work with the students of the
Maechan’s art classes to enable the students to create their own art
pieces. They will learn the special technique of the artist to
“transform” ceramic into “metallic looking” sculptures
For more information about this exhibition, or to receive invitations,
please contact [email protected] . Paul Bechrich’s website:
http://www.paul-beckrich.com/ Insii Thai House website
Chinese prince, sculpture by Paul Beckrich