Portraying Ayutthaya

Sala ayutthaya recently unveiled “Portraying Ayutthaya”, a solo art exhibition by nationally acclaimed Thai artist Suwatchai Tubtim. The latest high-profile exhibition to be hosted at the riverside resort’s dedicated on-site gallery space is part of a group-wide commitment to the arts and an initiative to showcase the destination by highlighting Thai creativity and artistry.

“Our sala boutique brand is very reflective of the destinations in which each hotel operates, providing insights into Thai culture and heritage for both domestic and global travellers. Over the next few months we are rolling out a series of art programmes to inspire our guests to delve deeper into each locale,” said Nicolas Reschke, Group Director of Business Development of SALA Hospitality.

The art exhibition at sala ayutthaya encourages guests to see the destination through the eyes of artist Suwatchai Tubtim, who captures the beauty and grandeur of the ancient Ayutthaya Kingdom in his paintings and sculptures, while also expressing his awe for the rich heritage of the location.

A number of the paintings depict Wat Phutthaisawan, one of the film locations for the famous Thai drama series Buppae Sanniwas (Love Destiny).

“’Portraying Ayutthaya’ is a compilation of scenic paintings of Ayutthaya to express my sentiments of Ayutthaya because of my adoration for the remnants of the exquisite period art of temples and various architectures are a reflection of civilization and wisdom of our ancestors that are no less impressive than any other nations in the world,” said Suwatchai Tubtim.

During his illustrious career, Tubtim has received numerous awards for his traditional Thai paintings, and his work has been showcased in solo exhibitions at Central Airport Chiang Mai and The National Gallery Bangkok. Over the years he has also been engaged for noteworthy projects, including a work of art presented to H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and the creation of Buddhist art dedicated to Wat Phawana Ram in Samut Prakan Province.

Sala ayutthaya and the other sala boutique properties are known for their Thai-inspired creativity, which is expressed through art, design, cuisine, service philosophy and unique guest experiences that inspire visitors to discover the cultural nuances that surround them.

“Portraying Ayutthaya” is being hosted at the Sala Ayutthaya gallery from now until 29 May 2018.

For more information please visit www.salahospitality.com