Still life has been the subject of many artists past and present, but Thai visual artist Chayanin Kwangkaew (b. 1990) injects his works with contemporary imagery, as if disrupting the solemnity of inert objects. Drawing from his own experience of living with loneliness, Kwangkaew knows well how to portray such feelings on canvas.

Kwangkaew received his BFA in painting from Silpakorn University in 2013, and finished his MA in the same degree from the same university in 2016. Since 2009, he has exhibited with fellow artists in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, and Australia. He has also had international solo exhibitions, having mounted his works in Malaysia and the Philippines.