Artist Maitree Siriboon was born and raised in a rural village in Ubonratchatanee, Isarn, before moving to Bangkok 10 years ago to study art, first at the College of Fine Art and later at Silpakorn University where he received his Bachelors in Fine Art. Maitree is the recipient of numerous national awards among them the Bangkok Bank Art Award and the Silpakorn Pradit Award. His art has featured in The Nation, Elle, Contemporary Magazine, and Art Asia Pacific. Maitree’s early collage work draws from his boyhood in Isarn, transforming an often forgotten people into a source of profound beauty. His childhood landscape permeates his art, a colorful two dimensional text filled with trees, rice paddies, farmers, and water buffalo. More recently Maitree has began working with photo, and his series „Isarn Boy Dream“ invites foreigners into his childhood home of Nong-Boa, placing them against backdrops of rice fields, tractors, haystacks, and inside local sculling boats. His newest exhibition, „My Tree„, returns to one of his early themes, his personal relationship with Isarn and its natural landscape.
Maitree Siriboon wird heute u.a. von der Saatchi Gallery/ London vertreten.