Thai x Israeli : LIFE UNDER COVID Thai Artists (EN)

An exhibition of illustration and comic works of artists from different cultures who face the same panic, mislaying, survival, and hope during COVID-19 pandemic.

By Thailand Creative & Design Center

12 Thai artists (2020-10-21) by TCDCThailand Creative & Design Center

12 Thai Artists

All country's economy will possibly be well-driven again starting with mental health concerns.

As for the Creative Economy Agency is here to foster Thailand's significant economic development, Thai artists as one of creative economy initiatives to exchange and transfer knowledge on creativity are invited to reflect how they have coped with the Coronavirus, and the way art has eased this everyday anxiety.

Covid-19: Physical Distancing (2020-10-05) by Tai Kai-Hua-RohThailand Creative & Design Center

Tai Kai-Hua-Roh

Pakdee Santaweesuk, namely Tai Kai-Hua-Roh. A Thai cartoonist best known for his Baby boy with three hair character, PangPond, inspired by his own son. He is a pioneer of Kai-Hua-Roh and Mahasanook cartoons. Back in those days, Tai offered his drawing to the editor Ban-Lue-Sarn Publisher; Vithit Utsahajit, then he was accepted as a cartoonist of Mahasanook and Kai-Hua-Roh in 1979.

Thank you Banluesarn, Banlue Publications.

“Stay away coz we care.”

Shadow is one of the popular elements in  Kai-Hua-Roh comic book, now it represents a physical distancing policy during the Coronavirus pandemic. To keep distance from each other is the way to express how much we care about our beloved ones. This cartoon was created by Pakdee, or Tai as a collaboration between Kai-Hua-Roh, World Health Organization (Thailand), and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.

Covid-19: One Meter Apart (2020-10-05) by Tai Kai-Hua-RohThailand Creative & Design Center

“One Meter Apart”

Tai Kai-Hua-Roh repeats once again that social distancing during COVID-19 cannot ruin our relationship. The cartoon got motivated by the main characters in the Five Feet Apart, a romantic drama movie about two teenagers meet and fall in love, yet with cystic fibrosis disease, they must avoid physical contact.

Covid-19: Safety First (2020-10-05) by Jaew Kai-Hua-RohThailand Creative & Design Center

Jiew Kai-Hua-Roh

Prawit Mongkolnowrut, namely Jiew Kai-Hua-Roh. Jiew first practiced his cartoon drawing studying from a silent MAD comic book. Finally his dream came true, he showed his talent to the editor Ban-Lue-Sarn Publisher; Vithit Utsahajitgot and got accepted as a cartoonist, Jiew has worked with Kai-Hua-Roh ever since.

Thank you Banluesarn, Banlue Publications.

Hygiene first

The cat is a creature that keeps a very high healthy level of cleanliness. Jiew Kai-Hua-Roh thus took a cat’s self-clean moment into his drawing to express a higher standard of this cat by using alcohol gel after finishing her routine.

Covid-19: Guard (2020-10-05) by Jaew Kai-Hua-RohThailand Creative & Design Center

Keep your guard up

Jiew Kai-Hua-Roh had his athletes sanitize their gloves with alcohol gel and worn medical masks as the boxing requires close physical contact.

How fast Covid-19 spread in a week? (2020-10-05) by Hayhaji Kai-Hua-RohThailand Creative & Design Center

Hehaji Kai-Hua-Roh

Chollanan Kaewpa, namely Hehaji Kai-Hua-Roh
A creative and cartoonist at Banluesarn. Her works are distributed in both Kai-Hua-Roh and Mahasanook comic books. Hehaji owns 2 fantasy-adventure cartoon sets known in Thai as “Spy-Puon Pajonpai” or the adventurous spy.

“How fast Covid-19 can spread in a week?”

With a collaboration between Kai-Hua-Roh, World Health Organization (Thailand), and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Hehaji made it easy for the cartoon readers to understand how fast this coronavirus can spread from one to one another in just one week.

Covid-19: Physical Distancing (2020-10-05) by Hayhaji Kai-Hua-RohThailand Creative & Design Center

“No more superspreaders, physical distancing, please.”

For a model of collective animal behavior, ants following a physical distancing policy by Hehaji represents what humans should be aware of during the COVID-19 outbreak. This cartoon is a collaboration between Kai-Hua-Roh, World Health Organization (Thailand), and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.

Covid-19: Hello (2020-10-05) by Chalita BoonyarittisakThailand Creative & Design Center

HELLO

The act of 'physical distancing' to prevent the spread of Coronavirus is presented through one of the most popular Thai children's plays; "a paper-cup telephone". After making telephone out of paper cups and string, two players have to walk away from each other until the string is tight, then one starts talking and another listens.

Chalita Boonyarittisak
An artist and Fine Arts student practicing her specialization in sculpture.

STAY HOME STAY SAFE (2020-10-05) by Chaiwat uthaigornThailand Creative & Design Center

ease around



A stationary and lifestyle product owner who creates simple illustrations picked up from his routines.

A life pattern during self-quarantine by ease around.

Stay Home Stay Safe

A giant wave of COVID-19 outbreak happened in Thailand during summer time. Almost everyone missed those moments of the year they could unwind their mind.

WORK FROM HOME (2020-10-05) by Chaiwat uthaigornThailand Creative & Design Center

Work from Home

Give it a try. Working at home is such a different experience from the office. 

QUARANTINE DAY 21+ (2020-10-05) by Chaiwat uthaigornThailand Creative & Design Center

Quarantine Day 21+

Without any social activities, even our place turned boring.

HYGIENE CHECKED (2020-10-05) by Chaiwat uthaigornThailand Creative & Design Center

Hygiene Checked

The first priority during this time is hygiene. Keep rechecking if you and your family are at risk or not.

TECHNOLOGY VS VIRUS (2020-10-05) by Chaiwat uthaigornThailand Creative & Design Center

Technology VS Virus

 This is how we are struggling to keep up with technology and be safe from the coronavirus.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING (2020-10-05) by Chaiwat uthaigornThailand Creative & Design Center

Physical Distancing

Staying apart now will bring us closer again.

Behind the mask part1 (2020-10-05) by FLUKEThailand Creative & Design Center

FLUKE


The illustrator and advertising art director with his degree in decorative arts, Silpakorn University

Behind The Mask

We have been hiding behind a mask for a while,
We are waiting for life to get back to normal once again.

Behind the mask part2 (2020-10-05) by FLUKEThailand Creative & Design Center

Behind The Mask

Self-quarantine during COVID-19 outbreak perhaps gives us more activities to do, whether it be raising a cat, growing plants, listening to vinyl, or reading the book you left unfinished. Staying home is not always a bad idea after all. 

Covid-19: HOPE (2020-10-05) by KawakaThailand Creative & Design Center

Kawaka

One stroke brush- a technique of painting with ink and brush by a single slide across the page within "one breath at a time".

A painting is created freely beyond a border of beauty,
or similarity.

This single stroke is an art for everyone, and of course, can be criticized.
The art is sometimes accompanied by poetry.

HOPE

There's always hope among the darkness of pandemic. We all shall get thru it.

Covid-19: Restart (2020-10-05) by KawakaThailand Creative & Design Center

RESTART

This virus will be cured. Just be prepared for the new beginning.

Covid-19: Certainty01 (2020-10-05) by KawakaThailand Creative & Design Center

CERTAINTY

The COVID lesson: There is no such certainty.

Covid-19: Certainty02 (2020-10-05) by KawakaThailand Creative & Design Center

Kawaka

Covid-19: Survival (2020-10-05) by KawakaThailand Creative & Design Center

SURVIVAL

Being focused and keep educating ourselves may be one of the easiest ways to survive from the COVID.

Mind Detox (2020-10-05) by Nuttapong Daovichitr (Nut Dao)Thailand Creative & Design Center

Nut Dao


An illustrator based in Bangkok, Thailand. Nut Dao is interested in his innermost feelings or some daily states of being, in which he often uses it as the main subject in his work. Daily objects and humans are implemented as his representation to create scenarios for audiences to understand those feelings or conditions he is implying. The story is usually told by his simple yet detailed drawing lines, which are unique and recognizable.

Mind Detox

We all have the feeling of stress and being 24-hour overwhelmed by information during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Getting ourselves “a digital detoxify” to clear the body and mind helps us see things clearly and survive in this pandemic.

Give me some space (2020-10-05) by Nuttapong Daovichitr (Nut Dao)Thailand Creative & Design Center

Give me some space

To survive in this pandemic seems harder for those who are condemned as being lazy, and unprepared. Instead of criticizing, we might need to reconsider how to facilitate their better life.  

Humanity (2020-10-05) by Nuttapong Daovichitr (Nut Dao)Thailand Creative & Design Center

Humanity

What we actually need now may not be a brand new innovation or the exploration of another planet, but a simple treat with kindness. 

Covid-19: 14 days (2020-10-05) by Witchuta LimpanawatThailand Creative & Design Center

Palim


An illustrator with a degree in digital photography and graphic design.

14 days

Stay home and self-isolate after returning from areas where COVID-19 is spreading.

Covid-19: temperature gun (2020-10-05) by Witchuta LimpanawatThailand Creative & Design Center

Temperature Gun

A temperature screening to an initial detecting the symptom of coronavirus.

Covid-19: Far Away (2020-10-05) by Witchuta LimpanawatThailand Creative & Design Center

Far Away

Keep - distancing - keep - caring

Covid-19: With my tree (2020-10-05) by Witchuta LimpanawatThailand Creative & Design Center

With My Tree

Make a self-isolation into a holiday. Is it easy? 

New Normal (2020-10-05) by plariexThailand Creative & Design Center

Plariex


A cartoonist and illustrator who takes her surroundings as inspirations to create her artworks. 

New Normal

In the beginning period of the coronavirus outbreak, we would do everything to prevent and protect the virus from spreading. The work is shown through the act of the shoppers.

Reduce Your Risk (2020-10-05) by plariexThailand Creative & Design Center

Reduce Your Risk

Imagine how the cats react to COVID-19. 

Stay Home (2020-10-05) by plariexThailand Creative & Design Center

Stay Home

Staying at home is required in order not to spread or to protect ourselves against COVID-19. Let’s see what we can do!

Reduce Your Risk (2020-10-05) by plariexThailand Creative & Design Center

Reduce Your Risk

It started when alcohol gel and spray become ‘must have’ items to fight against COVID-19. This work of art is widely used among Thai people as an information graphic on a bottle, mobile case, laptop, and everyday objects to remind themselves of hygiene.

Our New Normal (2020-10-05) by plariexThailand Creative & Design Center

Our New Normal

The scene of lovers wearing masks and sharing the alcohol spray to disinfect the COVID-19 is somehow adorable and should be kept as an art piece.

Eyes Talk (2020-10-05) by Kornsarin PatarasopakThailand Creative & Design Center

ReenP


A freelance illustrator and graphic designer.

How far love can travel

Many couples are unavoidably apart during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hold Hands (2020-10-05) by Kornsarin PatarasopakThailand Creative & Design Center

Anyhow, "distance relationship" doesn't sound so bad, thanks to smartphones.

Good night (2020-10-05) by Kornsarin PatarasopakThailand Creative & Design Center

With mobile technologies, there're so many ways to connect with our beloved ones just like we're always together.

Covid-19: Kiss (2020-10-05) by Kornsarin PatarasopakThailand Creative & Design Center

The Reader (2020-10-05) by Kanda TangtrongchitrThailand Creative & Design Center

Kanda


An Illustrator and designer based in Thailand. Kanda loves various experimental creations. Her inspiration is usually from emotions, poetry, people, and places.

The Reader

Concept: Embracing a New Normal

01LIFE UNDER COVID-19 (2020-10-05) by SunturThailand Creative & Design Center

Suntur

An illustrator best known for his minimalist artworks.

The artworks portray the life that has been changed during the self-isolation.

02LIFE UNDER COVID (2020-10-05) by SunturThailand Creative & Design Center

Through the artist’s lens, life under COVID is filled with gloom and loneliness. 

Covid-19: Help each other (2020-10-05) by KittinThailand Creative & Design Center

Tanpopoe

Together we are stronger in the fight against the COVID-19.

Covid-19: Only me (2020-10-05) by KittinThailand Creative & Design Center

There’s only me talking and discussing with myself during the self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID.

Covid-19: All gone (2020-10-05) by KittinThailand Creative & Design Center

May you all go away, the Coronavirus!

Credits: Story

The Israel Embassy and Thailand Creative & Design Center appreciate and thank the artists and the organization who contributed to this exhibition. The display comprised 116 works in illustration and comic arts from 24 renowned Israeli and Thai artists.

Credits: All media
The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
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