Kritsana Chaikitwattana is one of Thailand's talented young artists. He was born in 1977 in Hat Yai, and graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Chulalongkorn University in 1998 and proceeded to attain a Master Degree from Silapakorn University in 2002. The last exhibition entitled Venuses of Bangkok focused on the strength of Thai women and their expanding roles. The artist pays homage to Thai women in today's society. His Venus series is painted as oil on canvas, though mostly he has worked on carved and painted wood and small wooden patches on board. To the artist, patches, scratches and wear included in the works symbolise the passing of time. Some of his works even incorporate stones from Hualamphong, the main railway station in Bangkok. The focus of Kritsana’s work is often on the inner world of individuals, and the struggle for self-realisation, often relating to Buddhism. Other areas of focus are social commentary and the dire situation in the deep south of Thailand where there is an ongoing conflict. Kritsana has participated in several exhibitions in Thailand, as well as in Korea (2003), Spain (2005), Taiwan (2006), China (2008, the Olympics) and Singapore (2008).