SUDAPORN TEJA


SUDAPORN TEJA

Thailand, b. 1986

 

Profile

Sudaporn Teja “Som” (b. 1986) was born and raised in Chiang Mai. Her family name Teja has a long artistic lineage dating back to the reign of King Rama V. Teja is an old Lanna word derived from Pali, and it was Sudaporn’s great grandfather’s name Noy-Teja that was later adopted as the family’s last name. (Noy is a prefix to designate a learned person. Before Thailand’s modernization, Thais don’t use last names.) Noy-Teja was an accomplished musician, playing three-stringed fiddles so well that he was reputed as “Noy-Teja Who Loses the Buffalo”. Buffalo herders in the rice field would be so captivated by his music that they forgot about the animal. Noy-Teja  played for various official and private ceremonies, even court ceremonies on many occasions, earning his name as one of the finest musicians in his region and time. Her great grandmothers were also accomplished Thai Lue craftsmen whose family made silverwares and various types of weavings. Sudaporn’s Lanna artistic blood runs thick; both of her parents are also art teachers. These present abstract paintings are her calls from within, the expressions by which she chose as a professional artist.

Sudaporn Teja earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL) (2008) and Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (Paintings) from Chiang Mai University (2013).

 

 Artwork

Teja-3-180Hx150Wcm Untitled  Oil on canvas 180H x 150W cm 2013 Untitled  Oil on canvas 180H x 150W cm 2013
SUDAPORN TEJA 

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180H x 150W cm

SUDAPORN TEJA 

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180H x 150W cm

SUDAPORN TEJA

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180H x 150W cm

Untitled  Oil on canvas 150H x 130W cm 2013 Untitled  Oil on canvas 150H x 130W cm 2013 Untitled  Oil on canvas 195H x 250W cm 2013
SUDAPORN TEJA 

Untitled

150H x 130W cm

SUDAPORN TEJA

Untitled

150H x 130W cm

SUDAPORN TEJA 

Untitled

195H x 250W cm