Mr. Samran Cheupan

was born on May 17, 1972 in Amphoe Muang, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand.

 

He received Bachelor degree of Fine Arts in Music Performance from Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani, Thailand on March 7, 2004.

 

He also received Master degree of Fine and Applied Arts in Music Composition from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand on May 21, 2008.

Mr. Cheupan s interest in the art of drawing started at a young age. He chose an art major in high school to prepare himself for undergraduate study in Ant. His style of drawing and his paintings at the time, however, were considered non-traditional by the Thai teaching system causing him to miss an opportunity to study At in several major universities in Thailand as he had intended. He then decided to learn drawing by himself. He first focused on Enso, which is a circle drawn in black ink to express the Zen principles of enlightenment, strength, elegance and the universe. In addition to drawing, Mr. Cheupan is also a skillful piano and violin player. Because of his multiple talents especially in music, he was able to pass an entrance exam to study music performance At at Rajamangala Universitly of Technology Thanyaburi. Throughout his undergraduate studies in Music Performance, Mr. Cheupan still continued his independent study in painting with watercolors, oil and acrylics. This multidisciplinary approach and friendships he culfivated with fellow artists provided him an opportunity to showcase his work in drawing and music composition.


   On March 2,2004, Mr. Cheupan was invited to showcase his drawing and music composition work as part of Malancha exhibition at Pridi Banomyong Institute. (Note: Malancha is Bengali for flower garden) His work received remendous interest, which inspired him to apply for a mas er s degree in music composition at Chulalongkorn University. Throughout this program, he continued to showcase his drawing and music composition work at the university. The facultly and his fellow students were impressed by the uniqueness of the two arts displayed together by a single artist.

 

   On March 2,2004, Mr. Cheupan was invited to showcase his drawing and music composition work as part of Malancha exhibition at Pridi Banomyong Institute. (Note: Malancha is Bengali for flower garden) His work received remendous interest, which inspired him to apply for a mas er s degree in music composition at Chulalongkorn University. Throughout this program, he continued to showcase his drawing and music composition work at the university. The facultly and his fellow students were impressed by the uniqueness of the two arts displayed together by a single artist.


On October 29, 2010, Mr. Cheupan was ordained as a monk at Wat Bhuraparam, Amphoe Muang, Surin. After that, he resided at a monastery close to Wat Suan Santidham so he could continue his Dhamma studies with Luangpor Pramote Pamoiio. After the third year of his monkhood, Luangpor Pramote Pamoiio told him to follow his heart and find happiness in painting again. Thus, he returned to Enso drawing.

In October 2013, Mr. Cheupan left monkhood and returned to work on his contemporary art. Since 2014, Mr. Che pan s art has been attracting increasing attention. This  allowed him to successfully pursue a career in painting. In January 2017, Mr. Cheupan participated in Singapore Contemporary Ant Show 2017, held at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore. On March 30, 2019, he has a solo contemporary at exhibition of paintings and installation art at MOCA Bangkok.