Beauty in Abundance
La Lanta Fine Art
What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to La Lanta Fine Art, one of Bangkok’s most esteemed contemporary art galleries, quite a lot. Literally translated in Thai as ‘beauty in abundance’, La Lanta’s owners took their titling seriously, curating a stunning space and artistic backdrop of deep navy walls and pale hardwood flooring.
Paintings by Thai natives like Songrit Dokbua sit alongside the work of acclaimed international artists including Michele Mikesell of the US and Belgium’s Christian Develter, striking sculptures by Israel’s David Gerstein, eclectic photography captured by China’s Lu Jun, and woodblock prints by Brit-born Ralph Kiggell.
Proving it’s so much more than just another gallery, La Lanta aims to engage both visitors and the local community by holding regular workshops and children’s art camps, in addition to staging rotating exhibitions of the works of established artists.
Up-and-comers are also featured regularly, including those found and nurtured as part of their Young Programme for emerging adolescent creatives across Asia, making La Lanta not only a mecca for international art enthusiasts but also a fantastic resource for developing talent. Catch the last day of illustrator Pattreeda Prasarnthong’s Pa Pang showcase on January 31st, or keep an eye on the website for details of upcoming exhibitions.