Thai artist Lampu Kansanoh (b. 1983) is internationally acclaimed for her bright and bold caricatures of everyday life. These vignettes make astute observations on the human condition through parody, offering incisive commentary on politics and society in her homeland.
When Lampu compares a housewife concentrating on doing her laundry with esteemed parliamentary representatives sleeping on duty, she obliquely raises questions at the centre of debate in Thailand today. Her humour not only helps to get such taboo messages across easily, but is a definitive feature of her painting style, making her works instantly recognisable.
Lampu graduated with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Fine Art from Silpakorn University in Bangkok. In 2012, she was selected to be an artist-in-residence at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum which culminated in the Winds of Artist exhibition later that year. Her works have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Southeast Asia. They have also been auctioned internationally, and can be found in prestigious private collections.