Photos – Exhibition

Thomas Tham (1967, Malaysia)
Growing at the Rings – Muay Thai Kids

I have been following the same Muay Thai school for three years. Some kids were only 12 year old then. Some dropped out, some persevered. Some become champions and some still finding their ways.

What remained the same is the love showered in the ring. Between siblings and between friends, the brotherhood remained intact.It is easy to discover the great bondage between friends and the respect between the boys and the coaches.

The coaching is often tough and emphasized lots in discipline. Canning is common to discipline the kids and often done with the approval and in the present of the parents. The boys accepted the teaching and treatment.

One occasion, I saw the tears from the chief instructor. Every stroke of cane delivered to his boy was like whip lashed onto his own back. The love for his boys is so obvious and it is tough love.

Other occasions, the instructors would wrestle and giggle with the boys as if no tomorrow. These instructors had been National champions in the past. Each had their glory moments in life. And that is what they hope to share to the kids.

Lot25, Thomas Tham, Fighter-Growing in the Rings-Muay Thai kids),2015,Digital print on canson paper,42 x 59.4cm
Lot 25
Thomas Tham (B.1968, Malaysia),
Fighter – Living at the Rings – Muay Thai Kids,
2015, Digital print on Canson paper, 42 x 59.4cm
Estimate : SGD600 – SGD800

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Naraphat Sakarthorn (B.1991, Thailand)
Moments in Bloom (2012)

For me, memories are like blooming flowers, bright and beautiful. Photography is a medium of recording the memories and the freshness of those flowers, never to wither. My memories will always be as fresh and beautiful as the flowers in the photographs forever.

Lot 26 - NARAPHAT SAKARTHORNSAP, MOMENTS IN BLOOM No.09, 2012, Digital print on Canson paper, 47 x59.4cm
Lot 26
Naraphat Sakarthorn (B.1991,Thailand)
Moments in Bloom No.9, 2012
Archival print on canson paper
47 x 59.4cm
Estimate : SGD600 – SGD800

NARAPHAT SAKARTHORNSAP, MOMENTS IN BLOOM011, 2012, photography
Naraphat Sakarthorn (B.1991,Thailand)
Moments in Bloom No.11, 2012
Archival print on canson paper
47 x 59.4cm

NARAPHAT SAKARTHORNSAP, MOMENTS IN BLOOM012, 2012, Photography
Naraphat Sakarthorn (B.1991,Thailand)
Moments in Bloom No.12, 2012
Archival print on canson paper
47 x 59.4cm

NARAPHAT SAKARTHORNSAP,MOMENTS IN BLOOM02, 2012, Digital print on canson paper
Naraphat Sakarthorn (B.1991,Thailand)
Moments in Bloom No.02, 2012
Archival print on canson paper
47 x 59.4cm

Maitree Sriboon featuring his “ Save My Buffalo” series in Photography and his new medium with Mosaic mirrors on Wooden board all focuses on saving my buffalo, his photo’s : Buffalo Boy No.2, Rainbow Buffalo, Family Dots are powerful tribute of Thai Culture and History. The buffalo help build Thailand into a rice-farming nation into a modern nation today. On the other hand, today you hardly see buffaloes working in rice field despite they are respected animals due to modernisation of the farming industry

Maitree Siriboon_Buffalo Boy 2_C-print_ed of 3_60x90cm_2013
Maitree Siriboon (B.1983, Thailand), Buffalo Boy No.2, Archival print on Canson paper, 60 x 90cm, Edition 3/3

Maitree Siriboon_Family Dots_C-print_ed of 3_60x90cm_2015
Maitree Siriboon (B.1983, Thailand), Family Dots, Archival print on Canson paper, 60 x 90cm, Edition 3/3

Maitree Siriboon,Rainbow Buffalo, Photography, Size 60x90cm, Year 2014_02
Maitree Siriboon (B.1983, Thailand), Rainbow Buffalo, Archival print on Canson paper, 60 x 90cm, Edition 3/3