Montien Boonma | the artist
The artist Montien Boonma
Born 1953, Bangkok, Thailand.
Died August 17 2000, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, .
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Montien Boonma studied art in Bangkok, Rome and Paris and began exhibiting internationally in the late 1980s. Initially trained as a painter, he is best known for his sculptures and installations, which combine traditional and organic substances (such as herbs and spices, wax, gold leaf and lotus petals) with cement, steel and other industrial materials. Montien Boonma consistently searched for alternatives to conventional expressions in Thai art and looked critically at 20th-century art movements, including fluxus and arte povera…
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