Wal Chirachaisakul (16 november 1990, Bangkok) studied at the College of Fine Art, and graduated in Graphic Arts from Faculty of Painting and Sculpture at Silpakorn University, Thailand. Wal got the first printmaking competition award in 2011 and won prizes from many countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Russia, Canada, Thailand. After Wal graduated in 2014, he built his house to be an art gallery and printmaking studio called Kalwit Studio & Gallery in the center of Bangkok. He worked as a curator, Art director and then left his gallery business to his brother. Now he is a full-time artist in both oil painting and mezzotint techniques.
Wal recently starred the M3ZZOTINT exhibion together with his brother and father. The earlier ‘Price of Life’-exhibion speaks on the unhealthy cycle of people who are lost in the pursuit of happiness. The artist believes people, especially current generations, are monetarily driven and mistaken it for a remedy of their unhappiness in life. Wal Chirachaisakul uses dark hue very often in his art to symbolize how distanced those people are from enlightenment. The artist resorts to a gothic and surrealistic approach which results in a tensed mood in order to convey his message better.
Being brought up in a darker environment, the dark mood of his works seems somewhat relatable and almost familiar to Wal. Despite all the negativities, the artist wishes that his artworks are nothing more but a remembrance and awareness of this alarming phenomenon which are upon us.