Windows to the Soul
Born in 1980, Virut graduated with a BFA from the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang, Bangkok. He has participated in several exhibitions held in Bangkok in 2006, 2008 and 2009, as well as the Thesis exhibition at the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang, Bangkok, in 2005, and a Mini Art Exhibition in 2001.
“The majority of my paintings and collages are representations of the curves and faces of women, be they static or in motion. My sole goal is to immortalise beauty of the people I create. I draw a lot of inspiration from people I see in my everyday life. Even though they are all different, I find that there’s none of them that’s not either impressive or attractive, in their very own way.”
”I am very attentive to faces in my everyday life. In my collages, most of the time I represent the face of a women I have seen in the news. Often, I use the very publication in which I saw the face to create my collage. It’s as if, in a way, the destiny of that object, that assembly of paper, was only to bring to me the face I wish to immortalise.” – Virut
He meticulously assembles thousands of tiny magazine patches, layer by layer. Virut creates large, almost hyperrealistic portraits full of expression and vividness. His artworks are among others in possession of prestigious worldwide collections such as that of Italian fashion giant Luciano Benetton.