The sudden passing of Neung (Panuwat Hoonbamrung) took me by great surprise, as any death would be for a young and very talent man. I met him through a friend’s friend and invited him to exhibit in my studio. Back then, it was at Meli-Melo Artist Alliance. I subsequently invited him to show at my Sheung Wan studio in 2002. Several beautiful canvas paintings remain in my studio for private viewing and are available for sale.
In the selection that is shown here of deep rich reds in the set of 5 paintings, we can see both a sense of control and restraint, along with conviction and passion in his combination of thick and heavy strokes, while contrasting the cleaner finer line, engraved or so-called etched in after a wet layer.