Thép Thavonsouk, world famous painter of Laotian origin, lives in Canada for many years, but regularly stays in Laos during the winter season, in his nice house in Luang Prabang, where he has installed a gallery to exhibit his paintings.
(Discover Thép Thavonsouk, his artistic world and his gallery in Luang Prabang in the video on you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVcgg_pO05Y
The paintings of Thép Thavonsouk are made of light and shadow. They are born of silence and of the look on the clouds, mist, rain, and on the saffron robes of monks in Laos.
Tranquillity, peace, serenity are the hallmarks of the work of Thép Thavonsouk. In this dreamlike atmosphere, spirituality is necessary. And it is on canvas or rice paper that light explodes on the vastness of the universe in which human beings dissolve, wandering monks. These paintings take us back to the relativity of human life vis-à-vis the universe and place the core values back in their proper place.
Thép Thavonsouk is a painter recognized by the international art world as evidenced by prestigious newspaper articles (e.g.: article from the Huffington Post (exemple: article de l'Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sabine-ludwig/thep-thavonsouk-between-s_b_...