When people think of Thai art, they immediately think of traditional art and handicrafts made centuries ago. While these pieces remain wondrous works of art that are worth recognizing, there are many young Thai artists emerging, combining their cultural heritage with modern art forms. Regardless of what you are looking for, Bangkok has many shops and markets where visitors will find an abundance of these masterpieces. Here, the top places to buy art in Bangkok.
WhiteSpace Gallery has been promoting young contemporary Thai artists since it was founded in 2006. David Meyer, an American architect, and Maitree Siriboon, a Thai artist, have assisted these young artists in launching their careers in both Asia and Europe. The gallery provides visitors and art collectors with art consultancy for those who need any assistance in finding their very own, perfect piece of art. The exhibitions the gallery has held have been both unique and plentiful, and visitors will not be disappointed in the wide variety of mediums on display here.
WTF Cafe and Gallery is home to both interesting drinks and even better pieces of art. Its multitasking concept, Drink-Art-Friendship, aims to connect art, ideas and people in its two-story space in Bangkok’s trendy Thong Lor neighborhood. Exhibits and shows cycle through this gallery often, providing visitors a glimpse at many different artists’ work. WTF’s gallery is found on the second and third floors, and the restaurant is open every Tuesday through Sunday from 6pm to 1am. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 4pm to 10pm.