Who art thou, Suntur?

Tiny miny miniature people in magnified spaces – and I started humming “I’m a big big girl in a big big world”.

Yozanun Wutigonsombutkul — better known as Suntur ซันเต๋อ, is a Thai illustrator – a name I just got to know recently through a work acquaintance. Suntur just held an exhibition recently, titled “A Little Letter From Someone Somewhere” at JWD Art Space.

The paintings came with a twist: 26 paintings accompanied by musical works – musicians were asked to interpret Suntur’s works and came up with their own music piece! Visitors were encouraged to visit with their headset, scan unique QR code accompanied with each painting and listen to the song while viewing the artwork. There were many renowned artists being part of this collaboration – it was just amazing!

Another twist – “Send Letter to (Future) You” – sending a letter to your future self had many flocking to the exhibition – there were many writing letters to their future self, occupying most of the floor space.

A very crowded Suntur exhibition!
Unsend Letter’s sculpture

The day I visited the exhibition, it was too crowded to be able to fully enjoy the exhibition. But nevertheless, I was inspired enough and enjoyed every single moment of my time spent at JWD Art Space.

“That painting has no living creature in it, just the sky and stars. It embodied my feeling when I was in New York where I felt like a loser because I had become a nobody. ” Suntur

Most articles I found are in Thai, but if your interest is piqued – here’s an article in English about Suntur and the exhibition. Suntur also does illustration for books, magazines, posters, products packaging, installations, clothing and visual art.

His art spoke to me – how about you?


Suntur ซันเต๋อ
Website: http://illusuntur.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suntur.studio
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suntur/

JWD Art Space
188/72 Chulalongkorn Soi 16, Jarusmuang Road,
Wang Mai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Business Hour: Tue-Sun 1000-1900 (closed on Monday)
Contact number: 02 710 4060
Website: https://www.jwd-artspace.com/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JWDArtSpace
Nearest public transport: MRT Sam Yan, 1.5 km to JWD Art Space

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Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.