The paintings on view in the exhibition “Thailand through the Eyes of Czech Painters Martina Chloupa and Jan Stoss” have been inspired by the artists’ impressions from their tour of Thailand in March 2008, organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Prague, in partnership with Thai Airways International and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The Embassy enabled the artists to become acquainted with Thailand’s varied countryside, enjoy its many historical and cultural landmarks, meet and stay with peasant families, and to learn about the Thai people’s customs, traditions, cooking and way of life in general.
The purpose of the project was to increase the general public’s awareness about Thailand through the painters’ experiences translated into their art.
The exhibition presents works created on the basis of the artists’ study trip. The beauty of this popular Far Eastern destination with its fascinating scenery and innumerable historical sights is echoed with sensitivity in the paintings and drawings of the two Czech artists. In their creations, distinguished by an impressive delicacy of simplified forms and a colour scheme that transpose the exotic experiences to the realm of nostalgia, the allure of the Thai milieu is perceived and interpreted through a contemporary artistic idiom.